ERIC Number: ED184757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Site Guide to Sunken Meadow State Park. Revised.
Palma, Alfred J.
Sunken Meadow State Park provides a year round three-fold ecosystem (marine beach, salt marsh, and wooded upland) of 1,266 acres for Suffolk County (NY) teachers and students to use as a site for outdoor education activities. While teachers can rely on the support of the Outdoor Learning Laboratories' staff for aid in emergencies, for clarifying unforeseeable contingencies, and for providing materials and equipment, teachers are expected to be self-sufficient leaders when bringing students to the Park. Therefore, teachers are required to complete a 30-hour summer inservice instruction program prior to bringing their students to the Park for a day-long class trip during the year. Successful completion of inservice training and implementation of a day-use program qualifies a teacher for participation in week-long residential camp experiences. In addition to detailing the teacher training program, this guide provides teachers with: background information on the formation of the Park and its present day flora and fauna; maps and directions for reaching the Park; safety, first aid, and emergency procedures; conservation practices; and descriptions of available instructional and audio-visual materials, including procedures for their care and storage. (NEC)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Facilities, Inservice Teacher Education, Outdoor Education, Parks, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Resident Camp Programs, Services, Summer Programs, Teacher Workshops
SCOPE Outdoor Learning Laboratories/BOCES, PO Box 186, Kings Park, NY 11754 ($2.35 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; 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.