The effects of the Sea World Talented and Gifted Endangered Species Program on the knowledge of seventh graders
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.