University of California

2009-2010 Funded Projects


The Sustainable Natural Resources and Agriculture 4-H SET Curriculum Research and Development Project

Project Leader: Martin Smith UC Davis Population Health & Reproduction also Human & Community Development

This RREA project revised the Our Rangelands curriculum to make its existing activities more inquiry-based in an effort to improve its educational effectiveness. Formative data was collected, curriculum content was reorganized and applicable 4-H SET abilities were identified; once completed we pilot-tested the revised curriculum with 4-H state leaders. Survey data was collected from the 24 teen leaders involved in the pilot test and showed a significant increase in their interest in learning more about California rangeland, understanding of the difference between grasses and forbs, and in their understanding of the difference between grazers and browsers.

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