ERIC Number: ED238658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Program Planning for Outdoor Education.
Garbutt, Barbara; And Others
A guide on instructional program planning for outdoor education, prepared for Oakland County (Michigan) teachers, contains suggestions for program planning and lists information sources on suitable outdoor activities. The purpose of outdoor education is defined as being: "to enrich, vitalize and complement content areas of the school curriculum by means of firsthand observation and direct experience outside the classroom." Developing instructional programs is discussed in terms of roles of teachers, resource persons, and students. Components of a planned program are set forth: title, overview, objectives, materials, outline for presentation, evaluation, and bibliography. Activities for seasonal programs and any-time activities are listed. Evening programs for resident camp programs and suggested evening activities are covered briefly, as are planning for bad weather and elective activities. Three how-to sources are listed. Seven sample activities are described in detail, with sections for each on overview, objectives, materials, pre-camp and at-camp activities, and bibliography; sample data sheets are provided where necessary. Activities given study 10 common plants and their use; 10 common trees and their medical use; fallen log studies; senses in the out-of-doors; animals of the meadow; organic matter + sand + rocks + living organisms = soil; and design in nature. (MH)
Descriptors: Camping, Discovery Learning, Ecology, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Instructional Development, Learning Activities, Observational Learning, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Plant Identification, Program Content, Resident Camp Programs, Sensory Experience, Soil Science, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Wildlife
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland County Schools, Pontiac, MI.