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ERIC Number: EJ899641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Curriculum-Based Learning--Museum Style
Yuill, Stephanie
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v19 n4 p8-11 Sum 2007
From the World Conservation Union to front-line practitioners, there is increasing recognition of the interaction between nature and people, and a growing integration of environmental and social issues. This also rings true for natural and cultural heritage educators as the line between nature and culture education slowly blurs. Perhaps the biggest tie linking natural and cultural heritage educators is the provincial curriculum. Museums, archives, and galleries have a wide variety of grades and subjects they link with their programming. For many, this is their bread and butter. Some sites see literally thousands of students during the school year compared to hundreds of visitors during the summer months. From a financial standpoint, the more curriculum-based programs, the higher the revenue. And in this climate of budget reductions and government program cuts, revenue is important. This article discusses how museums, archives, and galleries are reaching out to students, what they do for outdoor experiential education programming, and how they tie into the provincial curriculum.
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada