Forging family outdoor identity: natural conversations about the effect of outdoor experiences on attitudes toward environmental science
This study used a qualitative, "walking interview" method to explore how families' outdoor experiences and parent-child interactions affected their attitudes about environmental science. Members of six families--at least one parent and one child--were interviewed during a walk in a city-maintained natural area in Fort Collins, Colorado. The discussion examined the themes of family time spent outdoors, engagement in science topics at school, family discussions about environmental science, and family media use. The conversational data was analyzed using idiographic and nomothetic approaches, from ...
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