ERIC Number: ED184756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Services: Outdoor Learning Program for Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Nathanson, Jaimie P.
For the special educator the Suffolk County (NY) Outdoor Learning Laboratories offer many spontaneous "teachable moments" that occur in the out-of-doors in which to guide students' attention and enthusiasm through the process of discovery and problem solving. The program welcomes students with varying degrees of physical, intellectual and/or emotional handicapping conditions. Specialized inservice training, sample curriculum packets, planning sessions, staff assistance, and a resource library prepare each teacher to develop his/her own outdoor learning program based upon the needs of individual students. This guide provides special education teachers with essential information about how to use the facilities and services. Included are descriptions, maps and use procedures of the facilities at Sunken Meadow State Park, Connetquot River State Park, and Nissequogue River State Park; details of the day-use teacher participation plan; safety and first aid reminders; conservation practices; goals, objectives, and implementation procedures for the residential teacher participation plan; instructions about how to receive academic credit for inservice training; and a listing of supplementary programs available for teacher participation. (NEC)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Disabilities, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Facilities, Inservice Teacher Education, Outdoor Education, Parks, Program Descriptions, Resident Camp Programs, Services, Special Education, Special Programs
SCOPE Outdoor Learning Laboratories/BOCES, PO Box 186, Kings Park, NY 11754 ($2.35 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Suffolk County Board of Cooperative Educational Services 3, Dix Hills, NY.
Authoring Institution: Long Island State Park and Recreation Commission, NY.; SCOPE Outdoor Learning Laboratories, Kings Park, NY.; New York State Executive Office, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York