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Teacher Information for Day Programs
Teacher Training: Since
teachers from the school will teach parts of the lesson on site, the Outdoor
and Environmental Education Program offers training sessions for teachers one
month prior to your program. These training sessions occur at the site you will
visit with your students. All lessons, materials, and procedures will be reviewed
at that time. Teachers may also request further help by contacting the site
educator for your program.
will encompass the procedures for the site, locations to conduct the
activities, and the activities themselves. Schools that have participated in the training have had a smoother and
more productive experience as the instructional and logistical information does not need to be presented when students are here and waiting.
Please wear comfortable shoes for walking outside and dress for the
Please check our calendar of events or contact your
outdoor education coordinator for upcoming workshop dates.
Requests for programs are made during April for the following school year.
Notification of programs and procedures are sent to all principals,
administrative secretaries, and curriculum teachers. A period of 4-6 weeks is
given to receive all requests. Requests
are then processed and schools are informed of program dates before the end of
the school year.
Planning a trip: Prior planning is important for a
successful program outcome. It cannot be overstressed the importance of
attending the teacher training sessions if you have never attend one prior to
your experience. Student preparation
should include a review of the goals and expectations for the visit. Review of
the curriculum linked to the experience will also prepare students as what to
Careful attention to expected outdoor weather conditions and
proper dress for the day should be reviewed with teachers, students, and
chaperones who will be attending the program.
Outdoor and Environmental Education Program offers a wide array of
classes/workshops for teachers who wish to participate in various programs. A
complete listing may be found on the Professional Development page.