Cool Links

Copy of kids with microscopes small.jpg – The resource library for the Place-based Education Evaluation Collaborative

MEERA – My Environmental Education Evaluation Resource Assistant, hosted by University of Michigan

Guiding Principles for Evaluators – From the American Evaluation Association

Evaluation Flash Cards (PDF) – Developed by Michael Quinn Patton

Evaluation checklists – From The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University

Logic Model Development Guide – An industry standard resources from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation

User-Friendly Guide (PDF) – An extensive introduction to evaluation for beginners, published by NSF.

Online Evaluation Resource Library – A thorough resource developed by the National Science Foundation

EvalTalk and AEA365 – The highly recommended listserv and blog of the American Evaluation Association

December 13, 2013 post to AEA365 from PEER Sr. Research Associate Rachel Becker-Klein on the topic of embedded assessment for climate education.

Appreciative Inquiry Commons – Academic resources and practical tools for the discipline of positive change – Resources to support place-based education

EE Research Bulletins – Summaries of recent research published quarterly by NatureBridge and Nicole Ardoin

CLIPs – Descriptions and resources for building Communities of Learning Inquiry and Practice

What Works Clearinghouse – Research and resources compiled by the US Department of Education

Spark Policy Institute – A series of user-friendly toolkits for Developmental Evaluation, Farm to School, etc.

Place-based Curriculum Design – A practical book by a friend of PEER's, Amy Demarest.

Influencing Conservation Behaviors (PDF) – A very actionable review of behavior change research from 2013.

Measuring Results (PDF) – Another excellent, but slightly older, review of relevant behavior change research.

Children and Nature Network Research Library – Searchable database with associated email alerts.

GreenNotes Article on Forest Kindergarten – Written by Amy Powers, for Green Schools National Network.

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