ERIC Number: ED108875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Suggestions and Procedures in Developing Nature Trails. Revised.
Hendren, Travis E.; Lenk, Alan
Though public nature trails have been in use since the late 1800's, their use on school grounds for educational purposes is a relatively new concept. The nature trail is an important tool for teaching environmental awareness and appreciation. It provides experiences for observing nature firsthand with all senses employed. It is a resource that is available to the entire school and is applicable to all curriculum areas. The purpose of this booklet is to provide information for teachers, administrators and students on how they may plan and develop a nature trail at their school. Locating the trail, trail construction, trail interpretation, and maintenance are covered in section 1. Section 2 focuses on art, science-math, language arts, and social studies activities which could evolve from classroom use of the nature trail. Section 3 provides ideas and examples of trail topics such as a marsh trail, historical trail, wood trail, and geology trail. Examples of outdoor demonstrations and charts are also included in this section. Section 4 is a list of environmental education sources and aids including associations, books, magazines, films, and resource people. The booklet concludes with a list of outstanding nature trails located in North Carolina. (Author/TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina