Assessment of the SIV Youth Internet Forum, October 2004-June
Darcy Nugent in St. Kitts and Nevis, March 2005
supplied by St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service)
Nugent, a Graduate Student in Environmental Studies at San Jose
State University, California, USA, conducted an assessment of
the SIV Youth internet forum for her thesis work over the period
October 2004-June 2005. Objectives of this research include being
able to answer questions such as whether student Internet forums
are a successful tool for environmental education in small island
developing nations, and whether the SIV youth forum has been successful
in raising awareness about environmental concerns.
and April 2005, Darcy visited participating schools in The Bahamas,
St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines
in the Caribbean; and Cook Islands and Fiji in the Pacific. A
press release issued by the St.
Kitts and Nevis Information Service provides further information
on her visit to that island. She also sent out detailed questionnaires
to the islands she was unable to visit.
collected is being compiled into a report
which will be used to plan the future of the SIV Youth Internet