Wisconsin Youth Conservation Camp Environmental Education Resource Manual
LaBorde, Sara G.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources
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A Wisconsin Youth Conservation Camp Environmental Education Resource Manual was developed utilizing state and federal Youth Conservation Camp Environmental Education program descriptions and manuals, environmental education literature, the personal Youth Conservation Camp experience of the writer, contact with Youth Conservation Camp participants, counselors, Environmental Education Coordinators and administrators. The goal of the manual is to aid the Wisconsin Youth Conservation Camp Environmental Education Coordinator to integrate environmental education into the Wisconsin Youth Conservation Camp Program. To accomplish this, the manual provides the Environmental Education Coordinator with the Wisconsin Youth Conservation Camp Environmental Education Goals. These goals were developed by the writer and validated by personnel from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and the University of Wisconsin. The manual outlines methods for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the achievement of the Environmental Education goals for the Program. To familiarize the Environmental Education Coordinator with the educational resources available in developing and implementing an environmental education program, the manual provides: (1) a description of major ecological areas in in Wisconsin, (2) an ecological inventory of work project sites and other potential environmental education sites near the camp, and (3) a directory of resource people, their addresses, and their specialties. In addition to the manual, a resource information file was provided for each Wisconsin Youth Conservation Camp. The file contains background information relating to each of the Environmental Education Goals, typical YCC work projects, and related environmental issues.