Adventure to Action

An Outdoor Environmental Education Program for Pre-Teens



Jonathon Orelove



A model is developed to teach 11-13 year olds watershed-based outdoor environmental education for a three-day non-residential day camp. The model synthesizes a challenge program, nature appreciation activities, and environmental problem solving approaches to environmental education. An activity guide based on the model is presented, including a daily schedule, activity descriptions, materials needed and maximum and minimum group sizes. A method of evaluating the effectiveness of the curriculum is also included.