Teaching Middle School Outdoor Education. Mike Tenoschok HIV/AIDS Education Consultant GaDOE. LEAVE NO TRACE. Cleans area following use. Pack it in, pack it out Minimally disturb hiking, camping, boating areas. ROCK CLIMBING. Safety related to climbing
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Teaching Middle School Outdoor Education Mike Tenoschok HIV/AIDS Education Consultant GaDOE
LEAVE NO TRACE • Cleans area following use. • Pack it in, pack it out • Minimally disturb hiking, camping, boating areas
ROCK CLIMBING • Safety related to climbing • Proper techniques for safety, energy conservation and efficiency • Fitness related to climbing • Proper gear for climbing
BOULDERING (ROCK CLIMBING) • Bouldering climb • Limited hand holds • On belay climb • Object carry • Exchange places • Avalanche climb • Musical rocks
FISHING • Rigging the rod and reel • Tying the fisherman’s knot • Baiting a hook • Casting a line • Landing a fish • Removing a hook • Cleaning a fish • Types of bait
FISHING • Coke can casting • Hula hoop casting with plugs • Backyard bass casting • Casting golf • Casting relay • Coat hanger knot tying • Cane pole rigging • http://www.savvyboater.com/store/c/159-Backyard-Bass.aspx • http://www.shakespeare-fishing.com/kids.html
ORIENTEERING • Parts of the compass • Operation of the compass • Finding a Bearing • Reading a Map • Identifying topographical features • Explaining the difference between a topo-map, road map and political map • Gym bearings • Measuring steps • Triangle activity • Mini course • http://www.gaorienteering.org/
Maps • Road Maps: show major—some minor highways—and roads, airports, railroad tracks, cities and other points of interest in an area. People use road maps to plan trips and for driving directions. • Political Maps: illustrateboundaries of countries, provinces, and states • Topographical Maps: include contour lines to show the shape and elevation of an area. Lines that are close together indicate steep terrain, and lines that are far apart indicate flat terrain.
HANDHELD GPS • Parts of the GPS Unit • How the global GPS System works • Explaining GPS Terminology • Finding a Waypoint • Setting a Mark • Participating in Geocaching • Popsicle find • GPS Unit swap • Built in games • http://www.geocaching.com/
Geocaching • Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. • http://www.geocaching.com/
New Free App Available • DNR officials emphasize that the app’s extensive features, social sharing options and safety functions make it a valuable resource for not only park users but also park rangers. The app’s advanced GPS section allows hikers to track and share their explorations with other Pocket Ranger®users, family and friends. GPS plays a pivotal role in the app’s safety functions, including an alert feature that informs designated phone contacts of coordinates in case of an emergency.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources • http://www.gastateparks.org/
OUTDOOR COOKING • Identification of various methods of building a campfire • Gathering appropriate materials to build a fire • Safety related to fire • Preparation of food for cooking • Procedures for clean-up after a meal related to trash and the fire itself • Hobo Stew • Banana Boats • Orange cakes • Bacon & Eggs in a bag
KAYAKING/CANOEING • Ocean Kayak paddling • Closed cockpit kayak paddling • Canoe paddling • Water safety
HIKING • Hiking gear • Use of hiking poles • (equipment, sizing, walking techniques) • Use of pedometers & HR Monitors • (measuring distance/stride length and work load)
ARCHERY • Safety • Equipment • Commands • Competition
KNOT TYING • Rope terminology • Rope preparation • Types of knots • http://www.animatedknots.com/knotlist.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com
Rainy Days • Videos: • Alone in the Wilderness • 50 Outdoor Skills • Knot Tying • Map Reading • Cane Pole Rigging • Indoor Orienteering • Rock Wall • Bocce, Horseshoes, Camping games • Macgyver Bucket • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss
Print Resources • Baker, J. (1990) Orienteering for the Young. U.S. Orienteering Federation. • Baker, R. (1977) Fishing Know-How. Georgia DNR. • Baker, R. Map and Compass Skills. Georgia DNR. • Budworth, G. & Hopkins, R. (2007) What Knot? Chartwell Books, Inc. Edison, NJ. • Decker, J. & Mize, M. (2002) Walking Games and Activities. Human Kinetics. Champaign, IL. • Disley, J. (1973) Your Way with Map and Compass Orienteering. Canadian Orienteering Service. • Ford, P. (1991) Take a New Bearing. American Camping Association. • Haslett, J. & Smith, C.M. (2009) Wilderness Survival for Dummies. Wiley Publishing, Inc. Hoboken, NJ. • Hodgson, M. (1977) Compass & Map Navigator. ICS Books. Merrillville, IN.
Print Resources (cont.) • Iknoin, T. (1995) Fitness Walking. Human Kinetics. Champaign, IL. • Johns, F.A., Liske, K. & Evans A. (1986) Education Goes Outdoors. Addison Wesley. • Kjellstrom, B. (1976) Be expert with Map & Compass. Charles Scribner’s Sons. NY. • Kudlas, J. (1979) The Rock Climbing Teaching Guide. AAHPERD. • McCracken B. (2001) It’s Not Just Gym Anymore. Human Kinetics. Champaign, IL. • Meade, T. (2002) Essential Fly Fishing. The Lyons Press. Guilford, Conn. • Pangrazi, R. Beighle, A. & Sidman, C. (2003) Pedometer Power. Human Kinetics. Champaign, IL. • Peleg, D. & Sweetgall, R. (1988) Road Scholars. Creative Walking. • Rutlin, T. ( 2003.) Exerstrider. Creative Walking, Inc. Clayton, MO. • Snyder, P. & Snyder, A. (2002) . Nautical Knots. McGraw Hill.
Print Resources (cont.) • Sweetgall, R. & Dignam, J. (1986) The Walker’s Journal. Creative Walking, Inc.. • Sweetgall, R. (1992) Walk the Four Seasons. Creative Walking. • Tawrell, P. (2008) Camping & Wilderness Survival. EXXA, Lebanon, NH. • Thomas, D. (1997) Backyard Roughing It Easy. Dian Thomas Co. Salt Lake City, UT. • Thomas, D. (1994) Roughing It Easy. Dian Thomas Co. Salt Lake City. UT. • Map Reading, (1969) Department of the Army. • Pocket Stew. (1989) Girl Scout Council of SE Louisiana. New Orleans. LA. • The Orienteering Handbook. (1971) United States Army.