Term

Summer 2018

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Facilitator(s)

Laura Halldin

Content Expert

Mary Anderson

Abstract

Many elementary educators believe in the importance of providing opportunities for outdoor environmental education but fewer actually offer activities and lessons to their students. A review of the literature detailed the many benefits that outdoor environmental education offers to students. It was also clear through research and a review of the literature that many teachers have perceived barriers preventing them from offering environmental education to their students. After identifying the barriers and highlighting the benefits this ten lesson curriculum was created to address the major barriers teachers face when teaching outdoor environmental education and provide students all of the many benefits of outdoor experiential learning. The lessons in this project also meet the needs of teachers that feel tethered to the standards. Activities are standards based not only in environmental education but also math, reading, and science. Lessons and activities are designed to be implemented in an outdoor setting on school grounds, nature center or local park area. (158 words)

Project Type

Curriculum

Keywords

Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Teachers/ Teaching

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Education Commons

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