ERIC Number: ED071836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Relationships through Conservation. Plain Local Schools, Outdoor Education Program.
Drenta, Victor; Bartley, H. E.
The purpose of this Outdoor Education Program was to develop in children a keener insight into the responsibilities of citizenship, as well as a better understanding of man's interrelationship with and dependence on nature. The program was an extension of the school curriculum to the out-of-doors and offered opportunities for developing many of the socially desirable attitudes, skills, habits, and interests needed for later life. This manual is intended as a basic source for both experienced and inexperienced outdoor personnel. Planning for the camp is discussed in terms of the organization of the outdoor education program; the schedule of activities; living in the camp community; getting acquainted with the new environment; the outdoor education routine; evaluating the outdoor education experiences; and the outdoor education teacher and counselor, which includes the classroom teacher's responsibilities in preparing the students to go to camp and suggests pre- and post-outdoor education activities for the classroom. Specific instructional units include Water and Related Uses, Rocks and Soils, Living Things of the Season, and Forestry. For each unit, material for presentation, identification charts, and suggested activities are included. (HBC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stark County Dept. of Education, Louisville, OH.