The strong evidence that an interpretive experience can promote initial knowledge retention sets up a more difficult question: how long do these students hold on to . this information? More precisely, what do the students remember one month or more after the initial treatment? Are these memories associated with interpreter-derived program objectives or tertiary variables such as social or environmental factors? Can the memories from this experience impact a student's attitude toward the resource site? These are questions that are looked at through this pilot study evaluating short term and long term retention of experiences associated with an interpretive school field trip.
Sibthorp, Jim and Knapp, Doug
"Evaluating Short Term and Long Term Retention of Experiences Associated with an Interpretive School Field Trip,"
Research in Outdoor Education: Vol. 4, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/reseoutded/vol4/iss1/13