ERIC Number: ED160448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Conservation Corps Source Book of Environmental Awareness: People and Natural Resources.
Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
This guide is written for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) unit managers and staff. It provides philosophies, concepts, methods, and techniques for integrating environmental awareness in YCC camp programs. The first chapter of this sourcebook defines environmental education and gives six goals of environmental education that were a result of a workshop held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1975. The next chapter discusses planning an environmental awareness program. It goes into planning projects, field trips, group living, and recreation. Emphasis is given to integrating environmental awareness into work projects. Chapter three presents activities to strengthen team work in the YCC program. It gives examples of solving a problem through group interaction, role-playing games, the process and problem solving approach to learning, and teaching process skills. The remaining chapters present ecological principles and environmental concepts, an environmental awareness scorecard for evaluating student progress, a discussion of urban youth and the YCC, and the roles of Federal and State agencies. (BB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.