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ERIC Number: EJ972676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Memories of Mike Elrick
Sandlos, John
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v22 n3 p20-21 Spr 2010
The first time the author met Mike was in the winter of 1989 at his job interview for a senior staff position at Camp Kitchikewana. Mike carried his own passion for outdoor education into his work at Kitchi. The camp had always had a focus on outdoor recreation, with strong boating and swimming programs. Mike showed his staff that they could do more, using the Kitchi site as a staging ground for children to encounter the natural world in profound and meaningful ways. Through his leadership and inspiration, Mike laid the groundwork for the environmental education focus that continues as a critical part of the Kitchi program to this day. Mike was always working with the river. From Kitchi he went on to become one of Canada's most revered outdoor educators, developing two unique environmental leadership programs for Guelph students. Since Mike's passing, the author has been thinking about how much of him, particularly his interests in the environment and education, had flowed into him.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada