ERIC Number: ED303309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Nature's Classroom: A Program Guide for Camps and Schools.
Cassens, Jennifer R., Ed.
This guide assists instructors in planning outdoor experiences, particularly in a camp setting. Although it is not a pre-packaged program, the book contains over 40 outdoor programming ideas, allowing instructors to create their own programs. It includes suggestions for goal setting, scheduling, housing, staffing, curriculum planning, policy outlining, equipment, clothing, and various forms. Chapter titles are: (1) Program Guide; (2) Critters; (3) Outdoor Feelings; (4) Trees and Such; (5) Back in Time; (6) Challenge; (7) The Good Earth; and (8) Winter Watch. Each lesson includes objectives, equipment, introductory discussion, activities, and conclusions. Certain lessons contain additional components such as follow-up activities. This guide contains 45 references. (KS)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Camping, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Instruction, Field Trips, Handicrafts, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Teaching Guides, Wildlife
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.