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“More kids in the Woods Project”. November 6,2007 By: Wytosha S. Thacker.

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more kids in the woods project

“More kids in the Woods Project”

November 6,2007

By: Wytosha S. Thacker

project background
Sci-Fun Project: The project teaches students about Forest Service and outdoor recreation. In addition to biological research issues and research methods. This requires students to conduct outdoor research of the Greenfield Village’s Oxbow Forest Area.

Project was motivated by the book and the movement “Last Child in the Woods”

Project Background
foundation for program leadership
Foundation for Program Leadership
  • Examined the text-
    • Last Child in the Woods:

By: Richard Louv

  • Adapted to Greenfield Village & HFC
  • Experience of Discovery Camp
        • Exposure to Oxbow Forest Area
        • Development of Research Ideas
        • Background Information & History of Oxbow
implementation of project
Implementation of Project
  • Set Timeline
  • Development of schedule
  • Lesson Plans
  • Administered lessons to students
  • Graded and recorded student performance
  • Created Mid-term Question
introduction of the natural inquirer
Introduction of the Natural Inquirer
  • Background
  • Purpose
  • Structure
  • Summary
  • Students observation
introduction to the scientific or the research methods
Introduction to The Scientific or the Research Methods
  • Introduced students to the Research Methods found in the following:
        • Natural Inquirers
        • High school research papers
        • U. S. Forest Service Research Articles
u s forest service research articles students were asked to do the following
Identify the Research Methods in the articles

Rewrite U.S. Forest Service Research

Develop a research topic on the environmental concern identified by students

Then research the topic as scientist

(On topics chosen by the students as major environmental issues that concerns the Oxbow Forest )

U.S. Forest Service Research ArticlesStudents were asked to do the following:
in rewriting the forest service research article
In Rewriting the Forest Service Research Article
  • Researched paper
    • Online
  • Conference call
    • Researcher
    • Writers
  • Class Discussion
    • Input on topics
students research topics
Student’s subject Areas

Soil Water

Emerald Ash Borer

Garlic Mustard


Recreation & Social Issues

Animal Issues

Student Research Topics

Students Research Topics
second half of semesters
Second half of Semesters
  • Start collecting Research Data
  • Evaluation of Data Collected
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Reporting finding
  • Start writing for Natural Inquirer
    • Art Department Inserts
    • Poetry Departments Inserts