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Adventure Education. By: Joseph Brannigan. Are you up for an Adventure?. Are your students becoming less engaged in activities? Behavior issues rising? Lack of equipment becoming an everyday annoyance?. Goal.

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Adventure education

Adventure Education

By: Joseph Brannigan


Are you up for an adventure
Are you up for an Adventure?

Are your students becoming less engaged in activities?

Behavior issues rising?

Lack of equipment becoming an everyday annoyance?


Adventure education
Goal

The goal of the Adventure Education Unit is to inspire leadership qualities in high school students by developing and offering a unit that address the needs of all students at. The skills developed through our units will assist students in the studies and in their daily lives by promoting confidence, problem solving skills, self efficacy and self-esteem.


Skills to be taught include
Skills to be taught include:

  • Orienteering

  • Team Building

  • Trust, Partner, and Group Instruction

  • Problem Solving

  • Creative Thinking

  • Experiential Learning

  • Community Interaction


What is needed
What is needed

  • Rock wall

  • Area or portion of gym to install the Rock wall or if a auxiliary gym is available

  • Safety equipment – harness, helmets, Carabiners & Crampons, accessories.

  • Rope

  • Netting or webs

  • Certified instructor


Costs
Costs

Rock wall

http://www.rockwerxclimbing.com

Panel Price: $375.00

Panel: 4' x 8' x 3/4" plywood with 50 tnuts

Surface: Textured Paint

Holds: 15 Assorted Holds

Includes: Anchors for block wall, hex key for holds, installation procedures

Cost: $5,500


Adventure education
Mats

  • $150.00 Folding Mat (6) (Rubber Flooring Inc)

  • * or use mats we already have.

  • Prevents students from climbing unsupervised

  • Can be used for other adventure activities

  • Bouldering Mat- helps prevent injuries.


Harness helmet
Harness & Helmet

Harness

Helmet

$75.00/harness. Estimate 4 = $300.00

$60.00/ helmet. Estimate 4 needed = $240.00


Activity book app
Activity book & App

  • Adventure ed. Book – filled with a variety of adventure activities

  • Costs $30.00/book

  • Application Software – students to track progress

  • $4.99


Other activities
Other activities

  • Low Rope Course

  • Usually involving "ropes" at a maximum height of 3 feet off the ground.

  • Develops a greater level of communication, trust building, addresses gender and cultural issues and improves leadership skills using physical and mental challenges involving the entire group.


Final costs
Final Costs

  • Rock wall = $5,500

  • Equipment / Accessories = $1,640.00

  • Books/APP = $35.00/ person (Avg. class size 25)

  • Final Cost: $8,010


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Adventure education is fun, new, and exciting.

  • It will get the best out of your students

  • Fitness assessment would be more accurate

  • Students would engage in more team oriented activities

  • Most of all; students will want to engage in these activities with excitement!