of Individual Program Critiques
for the 2004 EMFI Field Program
(based on 4.0-point scale)
I. Technical Content of the Field Experience
B. Range of topics covered
D. Opportunity to acquire
E. Opportunity for discussion
F. Opportunity for interaction
II. Field Guide
|IV. EMFI Staff
|V. Value of
A. Professional value
B. Educational value
evaluation of the Field Program
1) In your opinion, what
were the most significant strengths of the Program?
- Access to leaders and production
- Hands-on experiences.
- Opportunity to see the environmental
context, including the geologic features of the area.
- Diversity of background
- Mix of participants.
- Chance to interact with
participants from other offices.
- Finding out what other government
- Knowledge of the staff.
- The knowledge and field
experience of the EMFI staff who make this so much more than a "kick-the-tires
and windshield" tour.
- The range of issues and
on-site experience was exceptional and views from the bus could not be better.
2) In your opinion, what
were the most significant weaknesses of the Program?
- Time was our enemy
- Never seemed to be enough
- A little rushed.
- There was a time constraint,
but this was to be expected.
- Time between events was
tight, the rush added to a sense of exhaustion towards the end of the day.
- Need representation by opposing
- Need to hear opposing viewpoints.
- Lack of organized discussion
on conservation as energy strategy.
- Lack of discussion on long
term supply demand in U.S. and world.
- Lack of discussion about
- I can't find any - but maybe
longer and include other subject areas.
- More stops at scenic, cultural,
and historic locations.
- Just a bit too long.
- Nothing that EMFI could
- Couldn't think of any major
- EMFI may have opportunities
fostering government-to-industry interaction.
- EMFI could be a player in
helping shape issues and solution regarding changes in mining law.
- Have participants give presentations
on their agencies and professional responsibilities.
- Include environmental community
- Eastern U.S. field tours.
- Keep doing what you are
4) Any additional comments?
- This is a "must do"
for any government technocrat whose work in the area of energy and natural
resources affects public policy making!
- I would hope you can secure
funding from multiple sources to continue this valuable educational experience.
- Great experience!
- I want to thank the EMFI
staff for all of the behind the scenes coordination and logistics.
- Thanks so much.
- Agencies need to think more
about how they select participants.
- Allow more opportunities
for interaction among the participants as a whole, rather than relying on
- Involvement of responsible
critics - there's a sense that we're only getting one side of the story.
- Agencies could arrange for
speakers to complement the industry presentations.
- Provide a bibliography of
resources to read in preparation for the trip.