ERIC Number: ED211361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Forest Environment Learning Experiences.
Szuhy, Donna L. T.; Shepard, Clint L.
Environmental education, as a teaching methodology, is appropriate for all subject areas and environments. Two teaching approaches are presented with the 13 activities in this booklet serving as examples of their application to the forest environment and different disciplines. The first approach is based upon the understanding that learners retain more information if it is presented through thinking skills processes rather than by factual memorization. Each activity has learners use one or more of the thinking skills processes as adapted by the U.S. Forest Service. The second approach, a questioning strategy, uses four kinds of questions in a sequence: open, focus, interpretive, and summary. Each activity lists questions based upon this strategy. In addition to the thinking skills and questions, information for each activity indicates the objectives, time necessary to complete, numbers of students (individuals, class, groups), location, equipment, and procedures. Topics include, among others, family tree, leaves, bark, forest floor, rotten stump, change, and the urban forest. Other activities are suggested for different subject areas. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus.