Document Type

Curriculum Material

Publication Date

2007

First page number:

1

Last page number:

103

Abstract

This document provides suggested activity outlines for each recreational unit as well as available resources, pertinent contacts, checklists, and activity assessments. Each unit is correlated with the themes identified by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Conservation Education and Interpretation Team.

The Discover Mojave Outdoor World program introduces urban youth, ages 8-12, to outdoor recreation and environmental education. The program promotes the belief that outdoor recreation plays an important and positive role in the health and fitness of America’s youth.

The program is patterned after the national Wonderful Outdoor World (WOW) program. WOW introduces urban youth and families to the outdoors and outdoor recreation through overnight camping experiences within the heart of their own community. With this approach, the program seeks to bring the excitement of camping and the environment directly into the neighborhoods and communities of the children most in need.

Keywords

Adventure education; Environmental sciences – Study and teaching (Elementary); Nevada – Las Vegas; Outdoor education; Outdoor recreation– Study and teaching (Elementary); Urban youth

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Environmental Sciences | Science and Mathematics Education

Language

English