Edited By Walter Leal Filho
The Secret Garden: Geocaching Links the Classroom to the Campus
Jim Perry, Andy Jenks Abstract Purpose: Experiential learning engages students and advances learning objec- tives. UCache is an experiential, on-campus, geocaching experience. Design/Methodology/Approach: During six weeks in Fall semester, students find 10 caches, relate conditions at the cache location to class content, and post an- swers to reflective questions. We evaluated UCache with pre- and post-tests over two years. Findings: Students rated the UCache experience very positively. Pre-post differ- ences in both attitudes and knowledge were significant (p 1 environmental changes 0- No wildlife and no environmental The Secret Garden: Geocaching Links the Classroom to the Campus 243 2. Describe, in at least one full sentence each, five components of what you think should be included in a St Paul campus environmental quality monitor- ing program 5- Five variables, measurable and indicative, defended 4- Three to four variables, measurable and indicative, defended 3- One to two variables, measureable and indicative, defended 2- Three to five variables listed, related to the question, but not actionable or indicative 1- One to two variables listed, related to the question, but not actionable or indicative 3. List as many problem animals as you can that occur on the St Paul campus Tabulation of number of species, giving credit only for animals judged to be a problem (e.g. excluding red-tailed hawks or armadillos) 4. For any one, describe why it is a problem and what might be possible actions for its management. 5- Excellent description of an identifiable problem, at least two reasonable actions 4-...
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