ERIC Number: ED073912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Educational Lands Resource Assessment.
Suggestions offered in this manual may aid in the formation and maintenance of an environmental education program. It is designed to encourage the use of the outdoor classroom, to provide a means of assessing the appropriateness of a particular site for environmental education purposes, and to suggest how such a site may be maintained for continued use in an environmental education program. Criteria for the selection of sites are enumerated, considering uniqueness of potential use, feasibility of the site for a particular use, and the capabilities of withstanding the impacts of use. Also, criteria are included by which the effects of use on the site can be determined, involving site modifications necessary to lessen the effects of use and periodic upkeep. Several inventories are described and recommended in addition to a general site inventory: comfort and safety, educational value, and environmental education potential. Other charts note educational needs and techniques, the focus of environmental education, land needs, problems associated with the area, recommended density use, and effects of use. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul. Bureau of Information and Education.