ERIC Number: ED425915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Alpine Forest. Mount Mitchell State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 4-6.
Bradley, Jack L., Jr.; Beazley, Lea J.; Cook, Carrie
This curriculum packet was developed to provide environmental education through a series of hands-on activities for the classroom and the outdoor setting of Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina. Designed for grades 3 through 6, the packet meets established curriculum objectives of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Standard Course of Study. Students are exposed to major concepts such as spruce-fir forest ecosystems, tree anatomy and physiology, limiting factors and spruce-fir forest decline, decomposition, interdependence of plants and animals, preservation of natural areas, and stewardship of natural resources. The packet is divided into eight sections: (1) introduction to the North Carolina State Parks system, Mount Mitchell State Park, and the activity packet; (2) activity summary and correlation chart showing how each activity correlates with Department of Public Instruction objectives; (3) pre-visit activities; (4) on-site activities; (5) post-visit activities; (6) vocabulary; (7) references; and (8) a scheduling worksheet, permission form, and program evaluation form. Each set of activities is comprised of three activities. The first activity includes curriculum objectives for grade levels 4-6. The second and third activities list learning skills and subject areas covered. All activities contain descriptions of location, group size, estimated time needed, appropriate season, materials needed, major concepts covered, and activity objectives, as well as background information for the educator, instructions, and worksheets. Most activities also include extensions, assessment tools, and student information sheets. (PVD)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Ecology, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Forestry, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Trees
North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina