ERIC Number: ED374992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Journey to the Heart of Nature. A Guided Exploration.
Cornell, Joseph; Deranja, Michael
This book contains a guided exploration of a special place in nature. Although geared towards young adults (ages 12-17), the book may also be appropriate for older children (ages 9-11), and adults. During a series of five visits, short multi-ethnic stories with matching activities help the reader to discover the area's uniqueness and beauty by using their senses and careful observation. Five chapters have the following themes: (1) begining to explore a special place in nature; (2) ways to become familiar with animals and plants that live in the area; (3) receptivity to nature; (4) ways to preserve and care for the site and to share its special features with a friend; and (5) personal reflection during an evening/morning or overnight visit to the site. The book is written as if a young person is doing the activities alone, however the activities and stories can be used with groups. The final section of the book contains a leader's guide with a group activity for special situations, a group song, and 13 resources. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activities, Animals, Camping, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Habitats, Interdisciplinary Approach, Observation, Outdoor Education, Sensory Experience, Story Reading, Teaching Guides, Wildlife
DAWN Publications, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA 95959 ($9.95; shipping and handling: $3.75 for 1 or 2 items, $4.75 for more; California residents add 7.25% tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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