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The Office of Shared Accountability conducted an evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of a science professional development initiative for Grade 4 teachers called Our Neighborhood, Our Watershed (ONOW). The three-year initiative was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's B-WET Chesapeake Program. The evaluation was requested by the Outdoor Environmental Education Programs, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs. Beginning in the 2014–2015 school year and continuing through 2016–2017, ONOW worked to build the capacity of Grade 4 teachers to use their own schoolyards and local waterways as laboratories for learning and action while teaching basic environmental science concepts. This evaluation was designed to assess the implementation of the ONOW curriculum, including professional development and the delivery of the ONOW lessons.
NOAA ONOW FinalReport.pdf (1.8MB PDF)