Graduation trip is a part of outdoor education and is the most expected class activity for graduates. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the recreation experience, satisfaction and learning effectiveness of the ninth-grade students of a country in Taichung City to visit the Liudui Hakka Cultural Park.
Three hundred and forty-one the ninth-grade students from a country in Taichung City participating in the outdoor education activities of the Liudui Hakka Cultural Park were selected in this cross-sectional, descriptive study by using a structured questionnaire. Three hundred and thirty-six valid data were used to analyze as the results, the valid corresponding rate was 98.5 %. The surveys were conducted at November 27, 2010. The results of this study were the followings:
1. The surveyed students had significant differences in the recreation experience with “nostalgia” of different genders.
2. The surveyed students had significant differences in the satisfaction with “environmental cleanliness” of different genders.
3. There were no significant differences between the demographics of the surveyed students and their learning effectiveness.
4. There were significantly positively correlated between the recreational experience and the satisfaction of the surveyed students.
5. Hakka identity of the surveyed students did not have better performances in all the respondents' questions.
6. The surveyed students had significant correlations between their satisfaction and the recreation experience with “social interaction” and with “enjoying nature” respectively.
Based on the results of this research, it is suggested that the authorities of the schools should integrate with the school curricula to plan for the outdoor education activities and fields in the future. Then the students can gain more knowledge and better recreational experiences through the outdoor education activities.