Designing the Evaluation of a Conservation Education Service Learning Program
This research project will evaluate the experiences of participants in the Canadian Wildlife Federations (CWF) new Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) program. The CCC is designed to engage Canadians between the age of 18-30 in an experience-based, environmental education program which involves an outdoor excursion, field work with environmental organizations and a public outreach project. The study will combine interviews from 9 CCC participants from three different cohorts with interviews from program facilitators and partner organization leaders to understand the experiences, perspectives and challenges of the participants. This work will result in a clear and deep understanding of improvements for future programming and of the impacts on those involved in the program which will be important for funders, stakeholders and colleagues at the CWF.