ERIC Number: ED281605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
The Topic Is the County Parks.
Grant, David; And Others
Designed for use by teachers, students, and bus drivers, this guidebook provides suggestions, background information, and exercises to prepare participants to take part in New Jersey's County Park Program. First, scheduling information, recommendations concerning clothing, checklists of things to bring, safety tips, and a map are presented. Next, for each outing, the guidebook suggests activities to help students prepare for the trip, offers background information on the site, presents homework assignments to be completed after the trip, and provides readings on related topics. The following activities are included: (1) at Poricy Park, students visit a colonial farmhouse, take a nature hike, and search for fossils; accompanying materials explain what an ecosystem is; (2) at Hartshorne Woods Park, students collect leaves and take rubbings from the bark of different trees; accompanying information is provided on tombstone rubbings; (3) at Sandy Hook Park, students collect sea creatures found along the shore and visit historical fortifications and a lighthouse; instructions are presented for sand casting and goyataku, Japanese fish printing; and (4) at Holmdel Park, students take a canoe trip and make a pond study; learning activities are provided on the water cycle, survival on a desert island, and creating a flotsam and jetsam display board. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ.
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