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ERIC Number: ED046566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 7
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An Idea (Like a Seedling) Grows. Genesis and Development of Outdoor/Conservation Education in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Hollums, Don
The document describes how outdoor education in the Bloomfield Hills School District of Michigan can be traced to 1957, when elementary school students participated in a resident outdoor school experience for a week. In 1968, a committee on outdoor education was formally organized. The committee developed a rationale and objectives for outdoor education for the Bloomfield Hills schools. The broad objective topics which provide the rationale are: (1) an appreciation of natural resources; (2) improved instruction in science, language, arts, social studies; (3) development of recreational skills in the outdoors; (4) social experience; (5) community service; and (6) aesthetic awareness. In the document, it is noted that the outdoor/conservation education program and facilities are essential to this community, since the city has no public parks or recreation areas, and the school sites must serve as neighborhood parks. Future plans relate to youth involvement in the development of facilities, the development of a school garden-farm program, and informing patrons of the school district as to program progress. (AN)
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