Great Outdoors Month
The Great Outdoors as a Classroom:
Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures
In an innovative EPA grant-funded project run by Minneapolis-based Wilderness Inquiry, Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures takes academically underperforming middle-school students to study the Mississippi River from a canoe, discuss environmental issues, and participate in experiential classes that are extensions of topics being covered in traditional classroom lessons. To help students develop concrete ways of protecting the river and adjacent wetlands, teachers and students develop and execute a service learning project where the students assess how the community interacts with the river. Educators from the Minneapolis Public Schools and the National Park Service developed a curriculum for 5th through 8th grade students designed to build an understanding of the Mississippi River. Join the webinar to learn more about this project, including how key partnerships contributed to making this project a successful, exciting experiential, place-based, outdoor learning experience for all involved!
Date: June 20, 2012 Time: 4 pm – 5 pm Eastern Time
Participant Dial-In Number(s): *Operator Assisted Toll-Free Dial-In Number: (877) 290-8017 Your Conference ID # 89471829
Webinar registration information:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/559361896