This brief shares (1) the underlying goals and design principles for the BEETLES project, (2) a summary of the field-testing process, and (3) program leaders’ insights about how BEETLES supported their organizational capacity building to provide professional learning for their educational staff.

Year: 2021

Pages: 11


  • Capacity Building
  • Environmental & Outdoor Science Education

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