ERIC Number: ED173062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Hawaii: Lava or Leave It.
Railton, Esther P., Ed.; Railton, Edward, Ed.
In cooperation with the Hawaii 2000 Outdoor Education Center, a summer ecology course for teachers on the Island of Hawaii developed and conducted an environmental school in Hawaiian outdoor education for 18 children between the ages of 9 and 13. Thirteen teachers enrolled in a California State University field course in environmental education worked with the Hawaii 2000 group in setting up the course, conducting it, and at its conclusion, in compiling a curriculum guide for Hawaiian outdoor education. The course outline and requirements, teacher preparation, directions for class projects, timetable, evaluation methods, and supply and equipment lists were all included in the guide. The resident camping experience featured projects centered around three major topic areas: sun and sky, water, and land. The sun and sky classes included construction of a solar oven and sun clock, ozalid printing, and pinhole photography. In the water segment of the course, students learned how to snorkel, aquatic safety rules, adaptation techniques of marine animals to the rocky shore, and how to collect and press algae. The land activities included hiking, first aid, sing-alongs, non-utensil outdoor cooking, sand casting, sand painting, Japanese fish printing, and tie-dying. Although projects outlined in this guide are geared toward an Hawaiian setting, use of this document could carry over to Mainland outdoor education classes as well. (DS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Camping, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Handicrafts, Learning Activities, Objectives, Outdoor Education, Plant Identification, Resident Camp Programs, Solar Radiation, Teaching Methods, Water Resources
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Hayward.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii