Evaluation of an Environmental Education Program as a form of Non-Formal Education in Secondary Education
Modern environmental problems are largely because of the waste of non-renewable energy sources and environmental pollution. New generations should be educated on environmental protection in order to become more environmentally friendly. Therefore environmental programs are of major importance and should be evaluated as to whether they are effective. In this paper we present the results of an empirical quantitative research that aims to investigate whether the participation of high school students in the prefecture of Fthiotida on environmental non-formal education programs, influences their attitude and perceptions about recycling and energy saving. The research took place from February 20 to March 7, 2015 in the prefecture of Fthiotida, Greece and the sample consisted of 30 high school students, 10 from each of the grades A, B and C. This research, which was based on closed-ended questionnaires, shows that such programs can help to change the student’s attitude and perceptions.