Teacher and Family Surveys

This website was created to fulfill the requirements for my final thesis chapter and to attempt to answer the question: Is it possible to provide quality environmental education through a remote learning format? Under the umbrella of this question I sought to fulfill three goals:

  • To increase the knowledge others' have on the longleaf pine savanna and the ecological processes that create and maintain that environment.

  • To use that newfound environmental literacy to foster an affinity for the natural world, from one's backyard to newly-discovered ecosystems.

  • To provide eco-conscious actions, tools, and ideas to encourage others to become environmental stewards and realize they impact the natural world just as much as the world impacts them.

The data collected from these surveys will enable me to assess if I achieved my goals, answered my research question, and to provide me feedback on others' opinions for program improvement. You participating in a survey is completely voluntary; there is no penalty for not finishing and likewise there is no reward for those who submit responses. You do so to provide me necessary information for my thesis, and to hopefully aid other educators who are tasked with teaching remotely with helpful resources and activities that are easily implemented in an online classroom. If you have any questions or comments about these surveys, you can contact me by submitting an email form under the Contact tab, or you can email my advisor Dr. Thea Hagan of Clemson University at shotali@clemson.edu.

The first page of each survey is a consent form. Please read it entirely and reach out if you have any questions. To confirm which survey you should take, read the descriptions below.

Teacher Program Evaluation Survey

This survey has questions geared towards educators who work with a group of students. Anyone who works with groups for a formal (public, private, charter, or E-Learning school system) or informal (non-profit organization, local, state, or national park, nature center, botanical garden) organization who has incorporated one (or more) of the lessons or resources listed on this website into their teaching is invited to complete this survey. The participation time to complete one survey is about ten minutes.

Family Program Evaluation Survey

This survey has questions geared towards families who have tried these activities at home. Anyone who has shown and assisted a child with one (or more) of the lessons or resources listed on this website is invited to complete this survey. This would include homeschooling families, parents, grandparents, siblings, other relatives, guardians, caregivers, or any other adult who cares for a child that has browsed this website. The participation time to complete one survey is about twelve minutes.