NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

Nature’s Classroom

EDUC 600

Participants will learn the importance of outdoor (nature) education and its ability to stimulate and motivate student learning and creativity in math, language, health, physical development, and science for pre-kindergarten through senior high school students. 

Objectives:

As a result of participation in this course, students will:

1.  Learn about the importance of outdoor education and nature‚Äôs ability to enhance student learning.

2.  Learn about activities that will foster student learning across the curriculum from arts to science, math, reading and technology.

3.  Learn about mental acuity.

4.  Learn about creativity.

5. Promote health and wellness

6.  Learn about activities that will foster student learning across the curriculum from art to science, math, reading and technology.

Text:

Last Child in the Woods Publisher: Algonquin Books; Updated and Expanded edition

The required text is: Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods, revised edition. NC: Algonquin Books of Capital Hill. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com

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