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ERIC Number: ED215820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-6
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Investigating a Seashore.
Caterini, Charles
The Outdoor Education Program for student-teachers in University of New Brunswick's (Canada) Faculty of Education comprises four weekend trips to study four different ecosystems. The seashore community of Deer Island (New Brunswick) was chosen in 1980 as a typical ecosystem. The 3-day field trip revolved around activities that could be adapted for use with elementary through secondary classes. Before the outing the student-teachers were briefed; following the trip, "round-up" sessions considered ways to integrate the trip's activities with the main school program. The trip began with an orientation and continued throughout the weekend with activities, including: a hike around the Island, map studies of the area, a lecture on the Island's marine biology, sketching the beach, determining low and high tide, recording plants and animal life, studying a tide-pool, barnacles and Periwinkle shells, looking for evidence of man's pollution, reflecting on thoughts stimulated by the environment, visiting a herring weir and the local wharf, touring a coastal fishing village, touring the Passamaquoddy area by boat and a demonstration of scallop dragging, learning about the local lore, and a compass activity. Response to the weekend of intensive study and exploration was great. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Compass Reading; New Brunswick (Deer Island); Seashore Ecology; Tidal Pools; University of New Brunswick (Canada)