Contaminated Scene Investigator (CSI). A Proposed Environmental Education Program. December, 2004 Presented by: Carol A. Pollio. Background. The Contaminated Scene Investigator (CSI) Program was conceived to educate high school age students about:
A Proposed Environmental Education Program
Carol A. Pollio
And, to inform students about career choices, like the USFWS, where they would utilize the same skills sets and knowledge presented in the CSI program.
The CSI Program will combine environmental lessons in the classroom with an intensive field experience. Students will participate in both intellectual exercises, such as report writing, research, and knowledge testing, as well as hands-on exercises, such as field sampling and laboratory analysis. Further, subjects such as math, science (chemistry, environmental science), english composition, and behavioral science will be integrated within this program.
After completion of the CSI Program:
The target audience for CSI is high school environmental science students.
High school students:
Urban high school students respond to the three R’s:
From “Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students' Motivation to Learn” National Research Council and Institute of Management Committee on Increasing High School Students' Engagement and Motivation to Learn, National Research Council (National Academy Press, 2004)
Measures of Program Success
2) Focus Groups
2) Focus Group Sample Questions
To implement the pilot program and to expand the program in future years, the following partners will be approached to provide funding (and human resources, as appropriate):
1) make improvements, or
2) terminate program.