ERIC Number: ED186156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Handbook for Students, Teachers and Parents. BOCES/SCOPE Outdoor Learning Laboratory at Sunken Meadow.
Long Island State Park and Recreation Commission, NY.; SCOPE Outdoor Learning Laboratories, Kings Park, NY.; New York State Office of Parks and Recreation, Albany.
Since 1971 a fully equipped learning laboratory building and the open fields, woodlands, salt water marshes, and beaches of Sunken Meadow State Park have been available for year round day use by students and educators in New York's Suffolk and Nassau counties. Funded by the New York Office of Parks and Recreation and local Boards of Cooperative Educational Service, the Outdoor Education Program has been designed as a multidisciplinary approach to utilizing the outdoor environment to supplement, strengthen, and give new dimensions to the existing school curriculum. Participants have found that these environments are not only appropriate for study of the natural sciences, but that art, music, mathematics, Long Island history, and the language arts can be learned more effectively in such surroundings. The handbook contains: teacher procedures for participation in the program; hours of operation; a map and directions for reaching the laboratory; transportation and parking procedures; radio stations to monitor for possible laboratory closing during inclement weather; appropriate dress; fire regulations; safety, first aid, and emergency procedures; instructions for using the mobile radio network while in the field; security measures; conservation practices; a map of the park; and a student registration and health blank. In the original, 28 blank pages are provided for students to maintain a log of their learning experience. (NEC)
Descriptors: Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction, Field Trips, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Laboratories, Liberal Arts, Nature Centers, Outdoor Education, Program Guides
SCOPE Outdoor Learning Laboratories, Sunken Meadow State Park, PO Box 186, Kings Park, NY 11784 ($1.50 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Suffolk County Board of Cooperative Educational Services 3, Dix Hills, NY.
Authoring Institution: Long Island State Park and Recreation Commission, NY.; SCOPE Outdoor Learning Laboratories, Kings Park, NY.; New York State Office of Parks and Recreation, Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Suffolk County); Outdoor Learning Laboratory NY; Sunken Meadow State Park NY