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Ohio State University Extension

Mental Models

This webinar was offered in December of 2010, the second in the series "Research to Practice: Addressing Non-Point Source Pollution in Ohio". Robyn Wilson (OSU) explains how mental models research was used to understand how streamside landowners and students' understanding of streams and watersheds differs from experts' understanding.  Anne Baird (OSU Extension) describes research results identifying factors that are most influential on streamside landowner decision-making and reviews implications for education programs. Deborah Hersha (OSU) summarizes gaps in high-school students' understanding of streams and watersheds based on surveys and interviews with students in the Big Walnut watershed.