ERIC Number: ED249100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Nature Prepares for Winter. A Fall Activity Packet for Kindergarten.
Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.
This instructional packet is one of 14 school environmental education programs developed for use in the classroom and at the Dahlem Environmental Education Center (DEEC) of the Jackson Community College (Michigan). Provided in the packet are pre-trip activities, field trip activities, and post-trip activities which focus on preparations for winter in built and natural environments. Strategies for using these activities with kindergarten children are also provided. The pre-trip activities focus on differences between living and non-living things and on how plants, animals, and people prepare for winter. Two activity sheets and a letter to parents explaining the purpose of the program are included. The post-trip activities include exploring the school grounds for signs of winter preparation, creating art objects from natural objects, and making bird feeders. A list of formal and non-formal objectives and instructions for indoor and outdoor field trip activities at the DEEC are provided in a separate field trip guide. (JN)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Art Activities, Ecology, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Interdisciplinary Approach, Kindergarten, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Primary Education, Science Activities
Dahlem Environmental Education Center, Jackson Community College, 7117 South Jackson Rd., Jackson, MI 49201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Inst. of Museum Services.
Authoring Institution: Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.