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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 275 - Outdoor Environmental Education

Cross-Listed as ENVI 275 
This course provides an introduction to outdoor environmental education at the elementary school level. Macalester students will partner with teachers and students from local schools, families with school-age children, and youth organizations to explore interdisciplinary approaches to outdoor environmental education. The course will utilize Macalester’s field station, the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, as an outdoor classroom and will adapt curriculum from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other sources to help elementary school teachers and students fulfill Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards and assist youth organizations in achieving their environmental education goals. A weekly 90-minute seminar session incorporating readings, reflective writing, and individual and small group projects will complement the experiential aspects of the course. Students will participate in a weekend retreat early in the semester and three Wednesday afternoon (12-3pm) sessions at Ordway. S/N grading only. (2 Credits)