ERIC Number: ED440809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Cispus Experience: A Curriculum Guide for the Cispus Learning Center.
Association of Washington School Principals, Olympia.
This curriculum guide presents lesson plans for outdoor and environmental education at the Cispus Learning Center, a camp in Randle, Washington. Objectives for the Cispus experience cover student learning of content, socialization as a team member, development of aesthetic awareness of nature and art, and increased physical wellness. Lesson plans include focus, group size, time and materials required, handouts, physical setting, and activities. The lesson plans are arranged in the following categories: (1) behavior and etiquette (trail safety, outdoor etiquette, litter maintenance, dining hall procedures and etiquette, and flag etiquette); (2) geology and soil (geology of the Cispus area, cave visits, rock identification, and soil pit study); (3) orienteering and trails; (4) water and wetlands (stream flow, water forces, creek study, human impact on wetlands, water investigation, and wetlands development); (5) investigation and identification of trees, plants, and flowers; (6) animals, insects, and interrelationships (birds, worm composting, cyclic relations, human impact on wildlife, aquatic insects, bats, food chain, animal specialization and adaptation, organism interdependence, story telling, and owl pellet dissection); (7) aesthetics and sensory exploration, adaptation, and experimentation; (8) creativity and imagination (journal and letter writing, campfire programs, nature poems, sketching, and handicrafts); (9) outdoor survival, edible and medicinal plants, and nutrition; and (10) conservation (population factors, soil erosion, environmental careers, pollution, and forest use). (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association of Washington School Principals, Olympia.