ERIC Number: ED129531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Locate, Plan, Develop, Use An Outdoor Classroom.
Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Upper Darby, PA.
Designed to aid educational institutions and community organizations in selecting, planning, developing and using outdoor learning areas as outdoor classrooms, this guide includes: (1) Learning by Discovery (scientific, cultural, and recreational goals); (2) The Initial Planning Effort (use of: a planning committee including teachers, administrators, local leaders, and students; a technical advisory committee; soils maps; natural resource inventories; reference books); (3) Site Selection (examples of sites with: school proximity; soil diversity; water; specific vegetation; etc.); (4) Soils Mapping and Resource Inventory (development of: maps with photographic enlargements; site visits; an agronomic and town/country planning balance; area inventories such as cutover woodland, wet, white pine and pond, brook, and woodland areas); (5) Planning the Outdoor Classroom (facilities and special study points such as: soil erosion; weather stations; pioneer living; observation platforms; orientation courses; soil profiles; water wells; tree stumps; trails; etc.); (6) Site Development (financing, student construction, committees, etc.); (7) Using and Maintaining an Outdoor Classroom (suggestions re: biology, chemistry, math, arts, shop, home economics, social studies, vocational agriculture, ecology, communication, and English); (8) Bibliography (24 annotated citations and two films). (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Involvement, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities, Guides, Language Arts, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Needs Assessment, Outdoor Education, Planning, Program Development, Resource Materials, Sciences, Site Development, Site Selection
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Upper Darby, PA.