ERIC Number: ED175591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Student's Handbook for the Outdoor School.
Gilfillan, Warren C., Comp.; Burgess, Robert A., Comp.
Directed to the Multnomah County, Oregon, sixth grade students who participate in the Outdoor School program, the reusable handbook serves as an introduction to the week-long, resident outdoor education experience which focuses on four natural resources: soil, water, plants, and animal life. Each week, four sixth grade classes from different schools participate in learning and living activities at the school sites, regular children's camps leased for the purpose. Housed in cabins under the supervision of high school aged Junior Counselors, students share work duties such as serving food, setting tables, hosting meals, cleaning facilities and grounds, carrying firewood, and forecasting weather. Each day, students form small groups to concentrate on one resource area during two lengthy outdoor study sessions. They may participate in archery, bait casting, riflery, knife and axe, hiking, or nature crafts during a daily recreation period. A quiet time, class meeting, and campfire complete the fully scheduled daily routine. There is a heavy emphasis on behavior, especially at mealtime. Complete procedures for registration, identification of possessions, arrival and departure, camp duties, ceremonies, and health and safety are described. Directions for construction of necessary camp equipment (tote bag, hobo stove, plant presses, insect collection boxes) are included. (SB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 6, Guides, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Guides, Recreational Programs, Resident Camp Programs, School Orientation, School Policy, Student Behavior, Student Responsibility, Student Role
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multnomah Outdoor Education, Portland, OR.