Pre-Visit Teacher Survey

PLEASE PRINT THIS SURVEY AND PROVIDE TO OGDEN NATURE CENTER WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO DO YOUR FIELD TRIP.  

To assist us in an effort to continually improve our programs, please complete the following questionnaire before your visit to the Ogden Nature Center.  Thank you for your time and input.

Teacher Information 

Teacher's Name:___________________

Teacher's School:___________________ 

I.  Objectives 

We'd like to know more about your objectives for your Ogden Nature Center visit.  Please select your three most important student-related objectives, and your three most important teacher-related objectives from the following list.  Rank each objective you've selected from 1-3:  "1" indicates the most important objective; "3" indicates the least important objective. 

Student-related Objectives (Select and rank THREE)

1. I want my students to develop a greater sense of environmental stewardship.

2. I want my students to develop a better understanding of how people have historically impacted the environment, and how we continue to do so.

3. I want my students to develop a stronger connection to northern Utah as a place.

4. I want my students to develop a greater appreciation for biological diversity.

5. I want the Ogden Nature Center program to increase my students' knowledge about the natural world.

6. I want the Ogden Nature Center program to encourage my students to be more observant of the world around them, particularly the natural world.

7. I want my students to learn particular skills, such as how to read a map, use a compass, read a field guide, and use identification keys.

8. I want the Ogden Nature Center program to enhance my students' basic level of comfort in the outdoors.

9. I want the Ogden Nature Center program to strengthen and hone my students' inquiry skills.

10. Other

 

Teacher-related Objectives (Select and rank THREE)

1. I want to gain ideas of how to incorporate environmental themes into my curriculum.

2. I want to learn how to use environmental themes and concepts to better meet standards requirements.

3. I want to increase my comfort level with environmental topics and issues.

4. I want to observe hands-on experiential teaching methodologies.

5. I want to share my love of the outdoors and the environment with my students through the Ogden Nature Center experience.

6. I want to enjoy the out-of-doors and relax with my students.

7. I want to get to know my students better outside of a school setting.

8. I want to fulfill my school administration's goals of incorporating experiential and outdoor education into the students' school experiences.

9. Other

 

II. Please answer the following questions about your prior experiences: 

1. How many times have you participated in Ogden Nature Center programs prior to this visit?

2. If you have participated in an Ogden Nature Center program before, when was your last visit?

3. To what extent have you prepared your students for this experience prior to your visit?  Please circle one. 

Logistics only / Minimal content-related preparation / Moderate content-related preparation / Extensive content-related preparation / Not at all

 

III. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: 

For each question, indicate one of the following answers: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree 

1. I am confident in my ability to use experiential teaching methods.

2. I am comfortable with using hands-on, inquiry-based teaching methods.

3. I feel it is important to teach students about environmental conservation.

4. I feel it is important for me to attend professional development workshops focused on environmental, outdoor, or experiential education.

5. If northern Utah's ecosystems were in danger, I'd want to do something about it.

 

IV. How often do you undertake the following activities? 

For each question, indicate one of the following answers: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Often, A great deal. 

1. Incorporate environmental themes into your curriculum.

2. Use environmental themes and concepts to better meet standards requirements.

3. Incorporate inquiry-based, hands-on activities into the students' school experiences.

4. Incorporate outdoor activities into the students' school experiences.

5. Attend professional development workshops focused on environmental, outdoor, or experiential education. 

 

V. Please answer the following questions.

1. What is your gender?

Female

Male 

2. What grade level do you teach?

 

3. How many years have you been teaching?