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ERIC Number: ED020898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SCIENCE INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM--SPERMACETI COVE INTERPRETIVE CENTER.
COLE, RICHARD C.
DESCRIBED IS THE OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AT THE SPERMACETI COVE INTERPRETIVE CENTER IN SANDY HOOK STATE PARK. THE PROGRAM IS FUNDED UNDER PL89-10 OF THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT (ESEA). PHASE 1 (MARCH, 1966-JUNE, 1966) INVOLVED THE SELECTION OF NINE PUBLIC AND THREE PAROCHIAL FOURTH GRADE CLASSES TO PARTICIPATE IN A GEOLOGY PROGRAM ENTITLED "A HANDFUL OF SAND." THE GOAL OF THE GEOLOGY PROGRAM IS TO TRACE BEACH SAND TO ITS ROCK ORIGIN, EXAMINE THE FORCES THAT RELEASE AND TRANSPLANT THIS MATERIAL, AND STUDY THE NEED FOR CONSERVATION IN SHORE AREAS. IN PHASE 2 (SEPTEMBER, 1966-JUNE, 1967) 40 FOURTH-GRADE CLASSES FROM MIDDLETOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED THE GEOLOGY PROGRAM. FIFTEEN GRADE 5 CLASSES ATTENDED A PILOT BIOLOGY PROGRAM. THE BIOLOGY PROGRAM DEVELOPS CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE PRODUCER-CONSUMER-DECOMPOSER RELATIONSHIPS EXISTING IN THE ENVIRONMENT. PHASE 3 (SEPTEMBER, 1967-JUNE, 1968) INVOLVED ALL THE MIDDLETOWN AREA FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADES ATTENDING THEIR RESPECTIVE PROGRAMS AT THE CENTER. FIFTEEN GRADE 6 CLASSES ATTENDED A PILOT MARINE BIOLOGY PROGRAM. THE GRADE 6 PROGRAM DEVELOPS THE BROADER CONCEPTS OF THE VALUE, USE, AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE AND ESTUARINE AREAS. DESCRIPTIONS OF PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, THE GRADE 4, 5, AND 6 PROGRAM COURSES OF STUDY, AND PROJECTED PLANS ARE INCLUDED. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Middletown Township Board of Education, Highlands, NJ.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act; NEW JERSEY