ERIC Number: ED430140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Take a Class Outdoors. A Guidebook for Environmental Service Learning. Linking Learning with Life.
Clifton, Linda; Mauney, Tammy; Falkner, Rebekah
This guidebook focuses on the addition of environmental service learning in elementary, middle, or high school. Sections 1 and 2 describe an administrator's view of the success of service learning in her middle school and a student's opinion of her encounters with Mississippi's natural resources. Section 3 provides a rationale for environmental service learning as the best way to improve the environment, increase community responsibility, and develop leadership skills. Section 4 focuses on getting started and the four target groups--administrators, teachers, parents, and students--and their roles. Section 5 addresses integrating environmental service learning into the curriculum and provides examples of how to integrate all subject areas into a variety of units centered on different environmental projects: endangered species project, school landscaping project, weather information project, recycling project with a dramatic production, and outdoor classroom project. Section 6 suggests funding and resources for such projects as landscaping projects, recycling projects, and environmental protection. Use of instructional funds and partnership resources is addressed. Section 7 suggests ways in which students and community members can work together. Sections 8-10 address dissemination, reflection activities, and celebration activities. Section 11 suggests projects for replication. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Conservation (Environment), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Integrated Curriculum, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Service Learning
National Dropout Prevention Center, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726; Tel: 864-656-2599; Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/ ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 078 654-666. Illustrations may not reproduce clearly.