ERIC Number: ED284714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Outdoor Education across America: "Weaving the Web." Selected Papers, Activities, and Resources from the 1987 National Outdoor Education Conference (Cortland, New York, October 9-12, 1987).
Yerkes, Rita, Comp.; And Others
Selected through a refereed process from presentations given by speakers at the "1987 Outdoor Education across America: Weaving the Web" Conference, the content represents philosophy, ideas, program activities, and research of outdoor practitioners and leaders across America. The 25 presentations/workshops are summarized under the broad headings of: philosophy and foundations for education in the outdoors (2 papers), program administration and leadership (5), research implications (8), communication techniques for outdoor programs (3), environmental concerns and concepts (1), and selected outdoor education activities (6). Each citation gives the author's name, address, and telephone number; a summary of the workshops or presentation; main ideas presented in the workshop; and references pertaining to the topic presented. Examples of presentations/workshops included in this conference booklet are: American Environmentalism: Our Artistic/Literary Heritage; Outdoor Education Programs for Older Adults; So You Want To Be a Licensed Outdoor Guide?; Research Issues for Wilderness and Adventure Education Programs; Soft Skills and Outdoor Adventure; The Effects of a Two-Week Adventure Program on Group Cohesion in the Physically Handicapped; Spider Web and Other Educational Initiatives and Games; The Beaver: History, Habitat, Lifestyle; Canoe Basics; and Outdoor Photography for the Practicing Photographer. An alphabetical index of presenters is appended. (ERB/JMM)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Camping, College Students, Communication Skills, Conservation Education, Crisis Intervention, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Games, Language Skills, Leadership, Legal Responsibility, Older Adults, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Photography, Physical Disabilities, Program Administration, Program Development, Recreational Activities, Summer Programs
ERIC/CRESS, New Mexico State University, Department 3AP, Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001 ($6.00 plus $1.50 for postage).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Outdoor Education Association, Syracuse.; Aurora Univ., IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.; State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Coll. at Cortland.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A