ERIC Number: ED156744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NE-30.
Forest Service (USDA), Upper Darby, PA. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station.
This conference dealt with the role of the natural environment in human development, the theories and research behind the relationship between urban children and the natural environment, and community and institutional responses to doing things with children in natural environments. Only some of the 113 papers presented at the conference are included in this volume. Topics covered include: experience and appreciation of nature, human development and environment, the perception of natural vs. built environments by young children, cultural and developmental processes in the use and perception of the environment, innate determinants of response to natural environments, nature and children's books about nature in the city, an analysis of wildlife in children's stories, measuring environmental attitudes of elementary school students, a summary of research on camping and outdoor education, recreation preferences of urban teenagers, children's television, developing teachers' awareness of the urban child's environment, the Girl Scouts' experience with environmental programs, human perspectives in horticulture, and handicapped children in urban settings. A list of conference participants is included as is a reprint of the conference program. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Conference Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Family Environment, Leisure Time, Neighborhoods, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Teaching Methods, Urban Environment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forest Service (USDA), Upper Darby, PA. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station.