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ERIC Number: ED013141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 36
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PROVIDING ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CAMPING AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTIVITIES (ELEMENTARY), SPRING 1966. PROGRAM EVALUATION.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN THE FORM OF DAY CAMPS, TEPEE CAMPS, THREE-DAY CAMPS, TEACHER-SELECTED FIELD TRIPS, AND A MOBILE NATURE MUSEUM WAS PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN FROM DEPRIVED AREAS. A TOTAL OF 11,680 CHILDREN FROM 44 ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR HIGH, AND HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM BETWEEN MAY 1, 1966 AND AUGUST 3, 1966. THE DAY AND OVER-NIGHT CAMPING EXPERIENCES TOOK PLACE AT ESTABLISHED CAMP FACILITIES IN WOODED AREAS. FIELD TRIPS WERE CONDUCTED TO DAIRY FARMS, STATE FORESTS, A ZOO, AND A CONSERVATORY. THE MOBILE NATURE MUSEUM WAS A MOBILE TRAILER CONTAINING DISPLAYS WHICH WERE DESCRIBED TO THE STUDENTS BY A QUALIFIED NATURALIST. QUESTIONNAIRES DISTRIBUTED TO STUDENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF MEMBERS, PARENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LED TO THE CONCLUSIONS THAT (1) THIS WAS A PARTICULARLY VALUABLE EXPERIENCE SINCE SUCH FACILITIES WERE NOT GENERALLY AVAILABLE TO THE POVERTY AREA CHILDREN, AND (2) OBJECTIVES CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC LIVING HABITS, NEW RECREATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, AND INTEREST AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT WERE WELL MET. APPENDICES PRESENT SAMPLE QUESTIONNAIRES AND DATA SUMMARIES. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.
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