ERIC Number: ED259863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Ideas that Work for Outdoor Teachers and Leaders. Papers, Activities, and Resources from the National Outdoor Education Conference (Potosi, Missouri, October 9-13, 1985).
Riley, Cheryl L., Comp.
Emphasizing the ethics of conservation, this conference report compiles the following information submitted by conference presenters: (1) summaries of their presentations; (2) environmental ethics statements pertinent to their subjects; (3) activities; (4) favorite quotation; and (5) resources and references including books, journals, organizations, and individuals. The 56 presentations cover a wide range of topics in outdoor education and conservation including leadership, legal liability, curriculum development, program rationale, and the establishment of outdoor education centers. Specific learning activities are also covered, e.g., rappelling, primitive fire making, basic archery, canoe trip planning, orienteering, fly fishing, shooting sports, and field trips. Ranging from 1 to 13 pages, the presentation summaries vary from general to detailed with some including specific suggestions for teaching, e.g., a presentation on ornithology includes plans and instructions for building a bluebird nesting box. Resource and reference sections constitute a significant portion of the material with most presentations citing at least five sources. A session on using children's literature to enhance nature awareness includes a bibliography of 27 books related to 5 environmental themes, and a presentation on causes and consequences of species extinction provides a 6-page list of resources. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education, Ethics, Experimental Teaching, Field Experience Programs, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recreational Activities, Resource Materials, Skill Development
ERIC/CRESS, BOX 3AP, Las Cruces, NM 88003 ($8.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. Council on Outdoor Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.