Created in 2000 by RBFF’s Education Task Force for state fish and wildlife agency aquatic educators, Best Practices represents the best knowledge available for program planning, development and implementation, professional development, program evaluation and educational program research about teaching boating, fishing and stewardship of aquatic resources.
RBFF’s 2010 edition of Best Practices Workbook For Boating, Fishing, and Aquatic Resources Stewardship Education (PDF, 17MB) is now available.
Best Practices is designed to provide clear and actionable tools for aquatic educators that are research-based and tested. Best of all, its FREE!
Download the Best Practices Workbook by sections:
Introduction (PDF, 3.3MB) What Are Best Practices?How Can Best Practices Help You?Need for Best PracticesHow to Use This WorkbookEducation Versus CommunicationBehavior ChangesWhere are the Footnotes and Citations?
Elements of Effective Education Programs (PDF, 6MB)Chapter 1. Plan Ahead for SuccessChapter 2. Building Your ProgramChapter 3.Well-Trained InstructorsChapter 4. How Do You Know if It’s Working? Evaluation! (Companion guide also available -Best Practices Guide to Program Evaluation - PDF, 12.6MB)Specific Opportunities to Enhance the Program (PDF, 7.4MB)Chapter 5. Expanding Your Reach: Diverse AudiencesChapter 6. Expanding Your Reach: Persons with DisabilitiesChapter 7. Enhancing Boating Education ProgramsChapter 8. Enhancing Fishing Education ProgramsChapter 9. Enhancing Aquatic Stewardship EducationChapter 10. Let Research Help
Glossary (PDF, 102KB)
Appendix A. A Brief History of Environmental Education (PDF, 112KB)
Appendix B. Worksheets (PDF, 176KB)
Appendix C. General Logic Model (PDF, 67KB)
For more information, or to provide feedback on this project or any of the deliverables, please contact RBFF or call 703-519-0013.
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