Meals, A., & Washburn, S. (2015). Achieving Next Generation Science Standards Through Agricultural Contexts: A Delphi Study of Outdoor Education Experts. Journal of Agricultural Education,56(4), 1 - 16. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.04001
A Delphi survey was conducted with 30 outdoor education experts in Kansas. Participant responses helped frame a Kansas definition of outdoor education and identified essential educational goals and outcomes, critical components for effective outdoor education programming, and barriers facing outdoor education in Kansas. The study highlights contributions outdoor education could have for implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum framework in Kansas through agricultural education.