ERIC Number: ED229221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developing Study Stations on Your School Site.
Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus. Office of Information and Education.
The school site is a convenient location for study stations since it is available for short periods of time and can be used consistently. Special preparations, such as transportation, required for off-site fieldtrips can be eliminated. In addition, on-site activities provide students with concrete experiences necessary to understand difficult concepts. Provided are suggestions for developing such study stations. These include an inventory (in checklist format) of possible sites and ways to improve school site (considering establishing a number of diverse natural communities, giving a site time to develop fully, and using native species whenever possible). Brief descriptions of suggested stations are also provided, including brush pile/fence row, boulder field, hill, succession plots, wet area, feeding stations, sand pile, unmowed plot, pine planting, hardwood/deciduous area, outdoor seating area, compost pile, and garden plots. A list of other possible study stations is included. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus. Office of Information and Education.