ERIC Number: ED171458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
YCC at Work--The 1977 Program Year.
Development of environmentally knowledgeable, concerned future citizens is the ultimate goal of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a program to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands while providing gainful employment for males and females aged 15 to 18. Selected work projects contribute to the resource and to the environmental awareness (EA) of YCC enrollees. Activities designed to allow learning about the total environment, such as simulation games and land use problem solving, are integrated into the work program in both residential and non-residential YCC programs in all project areas. In 1977 nearly 40,000 YCC enrollees worked for an average of $540.50 to create or improve 24,178 acres of wildlife habitat, construct 796 miles of trail, aid 647,212 park and forest visitors, thin and improve 7603 acres of forest land, and maintain 1465 miles of trails. These projects were valued at $47 million. Federal YCC funding in 1977 was $52 million. Largely satisfied with the program, enrollees' EA rose an average of 11.81% based on pre- and posttests. Among 1978 goals are better minority representation at staff levels, more effective evaluation methods, and greater emphasis on urban programs and residential camps. (SB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Educational Games, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Facility Improvement, Federal Programs, Forestry, Outdoor Education, Perception, Projects, Resident Camp Programs, Simulation, Summer Programs, Trails, Water Resources, Wildlife Management, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Human Resources Programs.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: N/A