ERIC Number: ED101908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Resident Sites for Outdoor Education.
Ford, Phyllis M.; And Others
In an attempt to develop a set of recommendations for resident outdoor education sites for Oregon, this guide reviews relevant literature, surveys and analyzes existing sites, and presents recommendations. The literature survey focuses on site size and ownership; distance from schools; season of use; capacity; natural attributes; living accommodations, maintenance and storage, administration area, indoor and outdoor educational areas and facilities. Questionnaires completed by 45 directors of resident outdoor education sites are analyzed in terms of the five categories surveyed (General, Natural Attributes, Indoor Areas/Facilities, Outdoor Areas/Facilities, and Equipment/Supplies). Recommendations state that a site should: operate 12 months a year; accommodate 100 to 200 participants, plus staff; be developed for flexible use by both sexes of all ages and accommodate those who are handicapped; consist of a minimum of 1.5 acres per person with a variety of topographical features; be located within a 15 to 20 mile distance from a hospital; have one or more types of water resources; have winterized quarters; and provide toilets, showers, a heated dining hall, an infirmary, laundry facilities, administration building, a director's and caretaker's residence, maintenance and storage buildings, nurse's quarters, and guest facilities. (JC)
Descriptors: Buildings, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment, Facility Guidelines, Literature Reviews, Maintenance, Outdoor Education, Resource Materials, Site Analysis, Site Selection, Surveys
Center of Leisure Studies, 1587 Agate Street, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center of Leisure Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon