ERIC Number: ED374994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Sharing Nature with Children. The Classic Parents' and Teachers' Nature Awareness Guidebook.
This book is a guide to 42 nature awareness activities and games aimed at helping children of all ages experience nature. Small-group, large group, and individual activities involve children in role-playing, observing, hiking, imaging, identifying, exploring, and other experiences that demonstrate science concepts. An introduction contains suggestions for teaching, and choosing the right game for the right time and place. Activity information includes: (1) concepts, attitudes, and qualities taught by the game; (2) when and where to play; (3) number of players needed; (4) best age range; (5) special materials, if any; and (6) activity instructions accompanied by photographs and illustrations. The activities are divided into groups with the following goals: (1) to bring the participants into harmony with natural surroundings on the physical and emotional level (this section features several "blindfold" activities); (2) to create a quiet, contemplative mood; (3) to provide insight into the way nature works including the principles of ecological systems, habitat, zoology, food chains, food webs, predator/prey relationships, and plant succession; (4) to tune into special qualities of nature through sensory experience; and (5) to experience pure fun. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activities, Ecology, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Sensory Experience, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
DAWN Publications, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA 95959 ($7.95; shipping and handling: $3.75 for 1 or 2 items, $4.75 for more; California residents add 7.25% tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
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