ERIC Number: ED399134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-14
Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus. Div. of Parks and Recreation.
Because it is sometimes difficult for teachers to arrange field trips to state parks, and difficult for naturalists to come to schools for presentations, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has developed Portapark, an activity packet that teachers can use to bring an outdoor learning experience into their classrooms. most of the ideas and activities are adaptable to other age groups and situations. The educational activities, techniques, and ideas included are interactive, hands-on, multisensory, and interdisciplinary. Activities include: Sock Hop, Litter Legacy, My Favorite Things, Making Sense of It All, That's Your Opinion, Hide and Seek Animals, Survival on a Shoestring, Take Out the Trash, What's the Difference?, Land Lasso, Eating Like a Bird, Snake Holes and Other Sayings, and A Slick Resource. The extended activities section contains sponge activities, games, and trivia cards and offers ideas and information to help round out and embellish the Portapark activities. Other sections include presentation ideas and ideas for class projects. (JRH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Resources, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Sensory Experience, Student Attitudes, Waste Disposal
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, 1952 Belcher Drive, #C-3, Columbus, OH 43224.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Natural Resources, Columbus. Div. of Parks and Recreation.