The effects of the Sea World Talented and Gifted Endangered Species Program on the knowledge of seventh graders
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This study was conducted to determine if cognitive gains were made by seventh graders after participation in an endangered species program conducted by Sea World. Fifty-seven students attending a private school participated in the study. After pre-instruction with materials provided by Sea World, the students participated in a four-hour instructional tour of Sea World conducted by Sea World personnel. Data analysis of pre- and post tests included mean, standard deviation, and ANOVA. Post test scores showed a significant difference between the means of the pre test and post test. Results in the standard deviation show more consistency in student scores on the post test.