ERIC Number: ED165971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Progress Report for "Operation Awareness"--A High School Adventure Course in Environmental Studies Via Canoe-Camping.
Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, IL.
The goals of "Operation Awareness", a 1974 summer program involving coeducational high school canoeing, camping, and study, were to acquire knowledge; acquire outdoor living skills; promote involvement in a conservation work project; and provide the opportunity for social, emotional, and physical growth through group living. Students, who paid a $20 fee for the course in its second year, were required to study certain subjects and complete one work project and one environmental impact study to earn academic credit for the course. Approximately 15 students participated in planning and decision-making phases of the 5-day course which included 4 days and 3 nights of canoeing and camping activities following a full day of instruction on such topics as Mississippi River history, outdoor skills, first aid, safety, and making environmental impact studies. Students enrolled because of the appeal of the outdoors and to experience canoeing and camping. They also enjoyed the planning stages and the togetherness afforded them, but felt there was not enough freedom or time to rest. The course was valuable because it taught personal strength, skills, and appreciation of both home and outdoors. Students rated the course as challenging, fun, hard, adventuresome, and interesting. The report contains equipment lists, information sheets, evaluation form, and test. (SB)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Camping, Canoeing, Cooperation, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Responsibility, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Summer Programs
Upper Mississippi River ECO Center, Thomson, Illinois 61285 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, IL.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Illinois (Carroll County); Upper Mississippi River ECO Center
Note: Not available in hard copy due to extensive use of colored paper