ERIC Number: ED255364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A New Land Ethic for the 21st Century.
Keown, Duane; And Others
Environmental education is a year-long process at the University of Wyoming's laboratory school (or Prep as it is popularly called). Whether an activity takes place in a science classroom or at a remote campsite, the objective remains the same--generating in students a love for the land. The school's environmental and outdoor education programs include regular classes in the natural sciences in which students learn about the natural world through such traditional methods as textbooks, lectures, models, experiments, live animals, and audiovisual materials. Students also make regular field trips designed to illuminate particular apsects of the curriculum. During these trips (including one to an alpine lake), students engage in such scientific activities as observing, measuring, and interpreting. Other activities include camping, hiking, fishing, studying water, taking part in a scavenger hunt, and (for ninth graders) joining an extracurricular science club. One major activity of the club is a 10-day excursion each spring to national parks, monuments, and historic sites throughout the Rocky Mountains. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Wyoming
Note: Paper presented to the National Association for Laboratory Schools Convention (San Antonio, TX, February 1, 1984).