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Based on a follow-up mail survey conducted in 2009, we found that structured, one-time workshops can influence and impact participant behavior change. Survey results suggest that brief workshops, staffed by key resource personnel, can have a powerful influence on participant behavior change and fill an important gap in rural drinking water protection. As a result of these educational workshops, we have learned that single-session workshops with supporting materials can encourage: (1) Testing of drinking water wells, (2) Contacting resource experts for more information and assistance, and (3) Sharing management information with other private well owners.
McCann, A. and A.J. Gold. 2012. Engendering Behavior Change Through Single-Session Workshops: Lessons Learned from Extension's Private Well Initiative. Journal of Extension. 50:1RIB7.
Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012february/rb7.php