ERIC Number: ED242457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Standards and Practices in Outdoor Activities.
Robertson, Stuart, Ed.
The guide provides a series of checklists and guidelines to assist Quebec outdoor education teachers and/or leaders and their principals in planning safe, enjoyable, educational experiences for elementary and secondary school students. The basic planning checklist itemizes specific tasks under eight categories: (1) preliminary discussion with principal/department head, (2) creation of the budget, (3) financing the trip or visit, (4) administrative tasks, (5) creation of the program, (6) equipment, (7) pre-trip/activity preparation of students, and (8) emergency procedures. Emergency procedures outlined for search and rescue emphasize prevention, block search techniques, evacuation, first aid, and strategies for encounters with wild animals. General equipment lists suggest basic items for individuals and group, and for seasonal, day, and extended trips. Separate sections for canoe tripping, ski touring, and cycling provide definitions, student-staff ratios, and minimum and desirable skill/experience levels for both staff and students for day and extended trips. (NEC)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Bicycling, Canoeing, Check Lists, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, First Aid, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Rescue, Safety, Safety Education, Skiing, Standards, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Outdoor Educators of Quebec, Montreal.