ERIC Number: ED373973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Field Studies: One Step into the Outdoors.
Outdoor education, which should be complementary to classroom work, is all of that learning which takes place in and about the outdoors. This book, which is aimed primarily at teachers and student groups, is a useful aid to those who may wish to investigate and explore the rich natural outdoor environment and consists of investigations which are designed to give students an insight into the ecological practices and principles used in the investigation of woodlands, bogs, moorlands, and lakes. The booklet is divided into two main areas: the first part consists of a description of the habitats at a height of 400 feet about sea level and a number of investigations for those areas; the second part has a brief geological description of the Cappanalea area in Ireland and a few investigations which deal specifically with this region. The investigations in the first part are grouped according to habitat, with sections on woodland, bogland/moorland, and the lakes/rivers. A section on general investigations is also included. Each investigation is graded as either introductory or advanced and includes an introduction, equipment list, procedure, results, and points for discussion. (MKR)
Descriptors: Biology, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Habitats, Investigations, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Wetlands, Zoology
Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre, Oulagh West, Caragh Lake, Killorglin, County, Kerry, Ireland.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre, Kerry (Ireland).
Identifiers: Aquatic Life; Ireland; Woods