Constraints to connecting children with nature—Survey of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees sponsored by the National Conservation Training Center, Division of Education Outreach

Product Type: 

Open-file Report

Year: 

2011

Author(s): 

Ratz, J.M. and R.M. Schuster

Suggested Citation: 

Ratz, J.M. and R.M. Schuster. 2011. Constraints to connecting children with nature—Survey of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees sponsored by the National Conservation Training Center, Division of Education Outreach. Open-File Report 2011–1192. U.S. Geological Survey. 46 p.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) names “connecting people with nature” as one of its top six priorities in the online Service Employee Pocket Guide. The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) took the initiative to identify issues that impede greater progress in addressing constraints to connecting children with nature. The Division of Education Outreach at NCTC formed a working relation with the Policy Analysis and Science Assistance branch of the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct a study on these issues. To meet the objectives of the study, a survey of a sample of FWS employees was conducted. This report includes the description of how the survey was developed and administered, how the data were analyzed, and a discussion of the survey results...