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Assessing Peer Influence during Outdoor Activities

Suzanne E. Hiller

Educators who have worked with adolescent students are commonly aware that peers can have a strong influence on the attitudes, behaviors, and performance of learners. Interestingly, adolescence can be classified between the ages of 10-25 due to the elongated economic dependency students have on their families in comparison to generations in the past (Steinberg, 2015).

What’s New – Spring 2023

We have had a busy spring at the Blue Swallow Farm Foundation. Here are some of the activities that we have been involved with and others that are coming up: Conducted a research study on scientific observation skills, STEM career motivation, and well-being of fifth grade students in an outdoor classroom, Presented at the Association of Psychological Science (APS) conference in March on the impact of an innovative water quality monitoring program on STEM achievement, motivation, and environmental stewardship, Presented at the European Association for Research on Leaning and Instruction (EARLI) in August on the use of the GaiaXus probe during citizen science programs to foster metacognition and STEM career motivation, Supporting public and private schools in building outdoor classrooms, Presented at the mEducation Alliance conference, Received a donation from the Bank of Clarke

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