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  • Best Practices Workbook


     

    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.

     






     

    Best Practices Workbook
    for Boating, Fishing and Aquatic Resources Stewardship Education

    RBFF’s 2010 edition of Best Practices Workbook For Boating, Fishing, and Aquatic Resources Stewardship Education (PDF, 17MB) is now available.

    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.

    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 Practices
    How to Use This Workbook
    Education Versus Communication
    Behavior Changes
    Where are the Footnotes and Citations?

    Elements of Effective Education Programs (PDF, 6MB)
    Chapter 1. Plan Ahead for Success
    Chapter 2. Building Your Program
    Chapter 3.Well-Trained Instructors
    Chapter 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 Audiences
    Chapter 6. Expanding Your Reach: Persons with Disabilities
    Chapter 7. Enhancing Boating Education Programs
    Chapter 8. Enhancing Fishing Education Programs
    Chapter 9. Enhancing Aquatic Stewardship Education
    Chapter 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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