ERIC Number: ED127073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Mohonk Conference on Outdoor Education for New York City. A Report of The Citywide Conference on Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, School Camping (Mohonk Mountain Conference Center, New Paltz, New York, October 30, 31, November 1, 1974).
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
The conference was attended by more than 50 outdoor/environmental educators from the New York City school system and representatives from city and state agencies and the private sector. Focus was on how to make outdoor/environmental programs available to all children in the New York City schools. The bulk of the conference was devoted to the deliberations of six working task forces. These task forces dealt with curriculum development, teacher training, facilities, funding, interagency and community-based programs, and administration. This report, derived from general-session proceedings and the reports of the six task forces, presents the participants' recommendations. Among these are that: a permanent steering committee on outdoor/environmental education, representative of all interested agencies, should be established; environmental concepts should be integrated into the curriculum in as many of the more traditional subject areas; school-yards might be utilized as "campsites" with school showers, toilets, and locker rooms left open for supervised use by overnight campers; and a central clearinghouse on outdoor/environmental education should be created. (NQ)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Camping, Conference Reports, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Professional Training, Program Administration, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)