ERIC Number: ED187499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing a State Outdoor Education Association: The New York Model.
Benjamin, Thomas P.
Because the New York Outdoor Education Association (NYSOEA) has made significant contributions to the establishment and expansion of outdoor education programs in the state and throughout the world, this guide is directed toward those who want to strengthen their own state or regional association or to create one. The paper provides an analysis of the strategies contributing to the success of the NYSOEA and suggests concrete procedures for establishing comparable state Outdoor Education associations. Sections in the paper describe the organization's purposes and philosophy, programs and service, membership, organization, regional structure and financial considerations. A section on the 24-member Executive Board describes election procedures and lists responsibilities for both officers and other board members. Another section offers guidelines and policies for planning and implementing workshops as well as a workshop planning checklist. A similar section on setting up an annual conference is also included. The final part of the paper gives ideas for starting a regional or state-wide Outdoor Education association. It discusses invitations to the initial planning meeting, a sample schedule for that meeting, the types of business to be conducted, establishment of the regional network, and incorporation as a nonprofit organization. Appended are copies of forms used by the NYSOEA, including a financial statement as well as several conference registration forms. (DS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Guidelines, Models, Organization, Outdoor Education, Planning, Program Design, Regional Programs, Services, State Programs, Workshops
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78702 (Stock No. EC-088, $5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.