ERIC Number: ED065481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Environmental Education Program 1967-1971.
Eastern Montana Coll., Billings. School of Education.; Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
This report is primarily a background statement and historical report concerning the Environmental Education Program cooperatively developed by the School of Education and the School of Liberal Arts of Eastern Montana College, Billings, and Billings School District #2, covering the years 1967 through the spring of 1971. The report gives a brief statement of definition and of the need for environmental education, then a summary of the objectives, content, curriculum, financing, management, and growth of the program. Teacher, camp counselor, and back-up instructor training; precamp preparation for students; and the content of camp sessions for sixth grade children (instructional components) are emphasized. In the first 5 years of its operation, the program was funded by parent teacher associations of the respective participating schools--no federal, state, college, or school district money was used. Success of the program was indicated by the local enthusiasm and the growth of the program. The program has grown from involving one sixth grade classroom of 29 students in the spring of 1967 to 33 sixth grade classrooms from 12 schools and containing approximately 900 children in the spring of 1971. Appendixes of related data are included. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Montana Coll., Billings. School of Education.; Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Billings School District No 2 MT; Eastern Montana College; Montana
Note: Entry for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 1972 Distinguished Achievement Awards