Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

Greening the schoolyard
The schoolyard plays an important role in the healthy development of students and is a space that can be used not only for academic learning, but also for fostering a sense of community. 'Greening' or building natural environments in schoolyards can enhance the overall educational experience of the child, and may even have an impact later in in their adult life., 1. Introduction. 1.1 Purpose of the project. 1.2 Key research terms. 1.3 Study area -- 2. Literature review. 2.1 Relevant geographical issues and debates. 2.2 Benefits of schoolyards and gardening programmes. 2.3 Lessons on how to establish green schoolyard programmes. 2.4 Challenges. 2.5 Conclusion -- 3. Methodology. 3.1 Partcipants. 3.2 Materials. 3.3 Procedure. 3.4 Surveys -- 4. Results and discussion. 4.1 Challenges. 4.2 Student survey. 4.3 Staff survey. 4.4 Parent survey. 4.5 Community survey. 4.6 Focus group. 4.7 The 'Ten Year Green Schoolyard Plan' -- 5. Conclusion. 5.1 Summary of key findings. 5.2 Research limitations. 5.3 Suggestions for the future. 5.4 Final summation -- 6. References -- 7. Appendices., Completed for: R.F. Downey Public School. Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol, Trent University. Date of Submission: April 2012., Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 4700: Research in Human Geography.
Survey and marketing analysis of Peterborough area educators
Due to school board amalgamation three years ago, the Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre lost its funding from the Peterborough Board of Education. Since this time, the Centre has been struggling to maintain bookings by area schools., 1. Abstract -- 2. Introduction -- 3. Methodology. 3.1 Orientation. 3.2 Research method selection. 3.3 Survey compilation. 3.4 Study area selection. 3.5 Sample selection. 3.6 Survey approval. 3.7 Survey distribution and retrieval. 3.8 Data analysis. 3.9 Compilation of final report -- 4. Results. 4.1 Response analysis by site. 4.2 Contingency tables. 4.3 Code frame development tables. 4.4 Rating scale: Question #18. 4.5 Rating scale: Question #20. 4.6 Pie charts -- 5. Discussion. 5.1 Discussion for individual questions. 5.2 Marketing analysis. 5.2.1 Advertising. 5.2.2 Educational justification. 5.2.3 Presentations. 5.2.4 Correspondence. 5.2.5 Open houses -- 6. Conclusion -- 7. Appendices. 7.1 Accompanying letter. 7.2 Survey 7.3 Map of study area. 7.4 Map of Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre -- 8. References., prepared by Mary-Kate Christopher. --, Prepared for: Jacob Rodenburg, Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre., Geography: Honours Thesis.
Building enthusiasm for nature
by Amy Dickens. --, Includes: final research report ; bibliography ; curriculum., Date of project submission: April 2004., Completed for: Lucile Fragomeni at Quinte Conservation ; supervising Professor: Alan Brunger, Trent University ; TCCBE., The purpose of the project was to review existing literature and museum displays to determine the key elements involved in making an interactive display, and to determine what style of learning best affects environmental awareness in children and how this influences the display., Includes references., GEOG 470 - Research in Human Geography.
The outdoor learning ground
by Ulrike Fliesser., Date of Project Submission: April 2013., Completed for: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre; Supervising Professor: Dr. Stephen Bocking and Dr. Mark Skinner; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., GEOG 4020D.
The nature of play
by Jennifer Warr., Date of Project Submission: April 2013., Complete for: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre; Supervising Professor: Dr. Stephen Hill; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., ERST 4830Y.

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