The Eco-Schools USA Year 4 Survey
The Eco-Schools USA program launched 4 years ago in 2009. By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, there were almost 2,600 registered Eco-Schools located in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. An online survey was created in May 2013 and sent via email to all registered Eco-Schools. We received 524 responses to the survey. The following results are based on these 524 responses.
The intent of the survey was to a) determine the scope and level of activity by the registered Eco-School; b) determine the effectiveness of the program in three critical areas: academic change, behavioral change, and school footprint change; c) discover what challenges teachers face in implementing the program; and d) to receive necessary feedback from our Eco-Schools on how we can improve the program.
The survey data shows that the program is effective in improving the school’s environmental footprint; that it does improve student behavior, morale, attitude and academic scores/interest; and that time constraints and lack of administrative/district support are challenges that teachers face as they work to transform their pedagogy through the Eco-Schools USA program.
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To find out more about how the Eco-Schools USA program can improve student performance, reduce your school's environmental footprint and facilities expenses, and contribute positively to your community, visit "How Can Eco-Schools USA Benefit Your School?"