Aimed at students in recreation, outdoor education and physical education courses, as well as guides and instructors working in outdoor settings. The book examines why outdoor education is important in schools and includes a step-by step guide for planning field trips through to a complete outdoor education programme. Provides a range of fun outdoor activities that can be used to motivate children and young people. Covers class preparation, teaching and assessment techniques for each lesson. Presents outdoor activities including camping, hiking, orienteering, first aid, outdoor cooking techniques, rock climbing, canoeing, angling and archery.
Camillo Bunting is an associate professor in the department of Health and Kinoslology and director of the Outdoor Education Institute at Texas A&M University. She has been an active professional in the field for 28 years. In eddition to working within the Outdoor Education Institute, teaching graduato and undergraduato classes, and planning adventure education experiences, she maintains a research agenda focusing on the physiological and psychological responses to outdoor adventure activities.
Part I: Introduction to Outdoor Education and its Role in School; Chapter 1. Foundations for Teaching Outdoor Education; Chapter 2. Teaching Outdoor Education; Chapter 3. Utilizing the Embedded Curriculum; Part II: Outdoor Adventure Activities for the School; Chapter 4. Challenge Initiatives - No Ropes Course Needed; Chapter 5. Frontcountry Camping; Chapter 6. Backcountry Camping; Chapter 7. Land Navigation Outline; Chapter 8. Outdoor Cooking Techniques; Chapter 9. Casting and Angling; Chapter 10. Archery; Chapter 11. Rock Climbing; Chapter 12. Canoeing and Kayaking; Part III: Outdoor Education Programming for Schools; Chapter 13. Starting a School-Based Outdoor Education Program; Chapter 14. Field Trip Planning.