ERIC Number: ED050935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Education and Outdoor Recreation.
Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Responsibility for meeting the needs and demands of the public for outdoor recreation has led the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation to cooperate with educational institutions and others in order to assist in establishing education programs and activities and to encourage public use and benefits from outdoor recreation. To this end the Bureau conducts special studies; this paper is a result of such a study. The relationships and interdependence of recreation and education, outdoor recreation and outdoor education are explored through a discussion of the opportunities of schools and other agencies to develop the mutual relationships necessary between education and outdoor recreation. Topics include: early approaches and environmental education in elementary and secondary schools; general, adult, professional, and teacher education, technicians, and community relations for colleges and universities; educational and resource organizations; public agencies; and communications media. Recommendations are provided for elementary and secondary education; general, professional, and technical higher education; related areas; and general improvement. The information was obtained from printed publications, duplicated material, informal memoranda, and from interviews and correspondence with many individuals in public agencies, educational institutions, and private organizations. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.