ERIC Number: ED174369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
How to Lead an OBIS Workshop--Primer.
DeLucchi, Linda; Knott, Robert C.
Active participation is the key to a successful Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS) workshop for training OBIS leaders. Most workshops are conducted by volunteer OBIS leaders for school and community youth group leaders who will either work directly with the children or train others, in which case, the emphasis of the workshop should be altered slightly. Ten to twelve participants is the optimal workshop size if only one OBIS-knowledgeable leader is available. It is advisable to have one knowledgeable assistant for every 8 to 15 participants. Any central outdoor site can be used for the workshop. Leaders should obtain permission to use the site and should research restroom facilities in advance. Workshops should vary in length from 1/2 to 2 days, depending on the needs of the participants, and should include samples of all varieties of OBIS activities: crafts, games, simulations, and plant and animal investigations. Workshop leaders should adhere to a schedule, prepare all materials in advance, be relaxed and flexible, and encourage participants to join in every activity. Sample schedules for full and half-day workshops are included. A list is included of national community groups that might be interested in an OBIS workshop. (SB)
Descriptors: Biology, Environmental Education, Field Instruction, Group Activities, Guides, Leaders Guides, Leadership Training, Outdoor Education, Science Instruction, Workshops, Youth Clubs, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs
Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Identifiers: OBIS Program; Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies