ERIC Number: ED249012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
YMCA of the Hill Country, "A Y Without Walls": Wilderness Spirit.
Johnson, Jon; Cawley, Jim
The purpose of the Wilderness Spirit program is to lead and assist children to comprehend, use, and conserve information about the natural resources of the Hill Country of Texas, including its wildlife, plant life, weather and climate, soils and minerals, water, and land use as well as all forms of agriculture and activities of daily subsistence among the people of the area from the period of 1900-1930 to present, as remembered by persons who have lived there since then. Program objectives include education and training by providing self-directed field experiences and access to local resources for exploration and discovery of natural and human resources; historical preservation by collecting and preserving information related to the natural history of the area, such as local traditions, customs, attitudes and values; publication of interviews collected for distribution; and community development by supporting purposeful interaction between younger and older generations in the community and training local leadership for the perpetuation of the project. The procedure for implementing the project is outlined along with projected program expenses for 12 months and general information on the Young Men's Christian Association of the Hill Country. (ERB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Interviews, Local History, Older Adults, Oral History, Outdoor Education, Program Content, Program Implementation, Youth Programs
YMCA of the Hill Country, 124 Vassar Lane, San Antonio, TX 78212 ($.25 ea.).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (Hill Country); Young Mens Christian Association
Note: An Eighth Generation of Texans Re-Discovers the Land and Its Heritage.