ERIC Number: ED207754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Outdoor Education for K-12: The What, Why, Where, When, and How. Proceedings of a Workshop Co-sponsored by USDI Fish and Wildlife Service and East Carolina University (Swanquarter, North Carolina, June 17, 1981).
Wendling, Robert C., Ed.
An overview of outdoor education, to illustrate its relevance to all subject matter, was presented during a 1-day workshop for public school teachers of Hyde County, North Carolina, by speakers representing resource management agencies, public schools and universities, and environmental organizations. It was suggested that to fully understand the natural world, the individual should experience it first-hand, and that one of the best approaches is through the public school system, as in a program developed by the Fish and Wildlife Service with the Hyde County Public School District, using the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. Papers presented (complete texts included in the document) were: Environmental Education Activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Why and Where (answering questions about the importance of environmental education); Environmental Education--the Mattamuskeet Experience; Environment Now! Can You Deal with It?; Operationalizing a Successful Outdoor Education Experience; The Need for Marine Education; People Are a Part of the Picture; Environmental Education in the 1980's. The final paper suggested information sources for teachers, subjects and processes for investigation of the natural world, plus student activities, and provided a 5-page bibliography on plant and tree identification, natural history, general botany, techniques for outdoor education, and basic gardening. (AW/MH)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Disease Control, Ecological Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Health Education, Information Sources, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Physical Environment, Student Participation, Teacher Workshops, Wildlife
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, Rt. 1, Box N-2, Swanquarter, NC 27885.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina