Τhe present study investigated the impact of an outdoor activities recreation pro-gram to the environmental responsibility of primary school pupils. In this survey participated 80 pupils, out of these 40 pupils were the experimental group and 40 pupils were the control group from Poros island. In order to evaluate the environmental responsibility of the students, the scales of Zafeiroudi and Hadjigeorgiadis (2013) were used as 1) the scale of received information 2) the scale of cognitive environmental beliefs 3) the affective environmental beliefs 4) the predisposition for environmental action. Pair-sample t-tests were contacted between the pro and after scores of the experimental group pupils at each one of the four environmental responsibility scales. The results of the analyzes revealed statistically significant differences only at the perceived information scale (p <.001). On the other scales, the students of the experimental group clearly showed higher scores after the intervention, but not in statistically significant levels. The scores of the control group pupils’ did not differ between theirs pro and after measurements. The results are being discussed with a view to the importance of enhancing Physical Education curriculum with outdoor recreational activities programs.
Environmental Awareness, Nature Activities, Outdoor Activities