Evaluation is a process that is used to look at the project, policy or program critically. It includes the collection and analyzing information that is related to the program or policy and that of its outcome. The Main purpose is to improve the policy or the program effectiveness. This will also help to identify any of the weak areas and changes that need to be made in the policy.
As the week progressed and friendships formed between everyone, I realized the importance of the camp to all that were involved. To the counselors it was a learning experience, as well as a time to appreciate all that we would usually take for granted; to the campers it was a time to learn and make new friends, and for most of them, it would also serve as their only form of a summer vacation. So although we were all exhausted by the end of the week, we had a great time.
Last summer I volunteered to be a camp counselor at a camp in Blowing Rock, North Carolina called Camp Sonshine. This camp is different from others in that they bring children ages 5 to 18 from inner city Memphis, Tennessee to the Appalachian Mountains. This
I led a 9 day canoe trip in August 2014 and a 5 day kayak wilderness trip in July 2014. Communicated and demonstrated interpersonal skills working with campers, instructors and counsellors.
The program enjoyed great public support. Once the first camps were established and the CCC became better known, they became accepted and even sought after. [ (Civilian Conservation Corps CCC) ] The CCC camps stimulated regional economies and provided communities with improvements in forest activity, flood control, fire protection, and overall community safety. [ (Civilian Conservation Corps CCC) ]
My first glimpse at the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps occurred through a counselor at my high school. Upon visiting the program’s website, I was amazed at how well the program fit my career goals and current interests. I am currently very interested in reforestation and the effects of meat consumption on deforestation and climate change.
The modern Environment Movement began with the passing of the Wilderness Act of 1964. The act established a National Wilderness System and created 9 millions acres. The main influence and writer of the act Howard Zahniser, who felt that we needed wilderness as it takes us away from technology that gives us perspective of mastering the environment rather than being a part of it (Nash, 2001). With the passing of the act Americans questioned both preservation and conservation. A new culture emerged in America that rejected societal norms and praised independence and freedom. This culture developed in the youth of America and sparked change in preservation growth and the overall outlook of wilderness.
This proposal is to help bring to life the Semester on the Appalachain, a semester long expedition on the Appalachian Trail for a group of ten participants, in order to provide an environment that can not be replicated in a typical classroom setting. In the proposal, it will provide research on the benefits of experiential and expedition education, improvement on psychological health, and organizations that run similar programs.
My summer internship takes place at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Florida. This organization focuses on conservation and resource management, including fire, invasive species, and water management, and protecting indigenous species in response to increased urbanization around the refuge. As a summer intern at the refuge, I will be a member of the biology team. As such, I will primarily be conducting invasive species surveys and helping with the removal of Burmese pythons, Nile monitor lizards, and Cuban tree frogs, as well as some plant species. I will also collect water samples to monitor the quality of the water. Though I will work mainly with the biology team, I will be educated on all aspects
Outdoor Education in KS3 and KS4 involves different adventurous activities that can be accomplished either as an individual or in a group. These activities include things such as: residential visits, orienteering, climbing, caving, team building, problem solving and many more. It generally provides depth to the curriculum which makes an important contribution to pupil’s physical, personal and social education (OFSTED, 2004; Priest and Gass, 1997). In order for these activities to be successful and meet the National Curriculum (NC), teachers must make sure all KS3 pupils are taking part in these outdoor adventurous activities (OAA), whilst being intellectually and physically challenged (National Curriculum, 2014). The two schemes of work presented are aimed to meet these NC subject content targets. They are two very different schemes of work but they both provide opportunities for pupils which challenge them both physically and mentally. The year 8 scheme of work focuses on a variety of different OAA activities that can be progressed and developed throughout each lesson and over the period of time they are in school. The content challenges the pupils thinking throughout the whole six weeks, developing the way they think to solve particular problems. Whereas, the year 9 scheme of work primarily focuses on the planning and preparation for a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expedition which will be carried out at the end of the term.
On the far Northern border of Dundee Wisconsin, a small Scout Camp was founded in 1946 and a legend was born. This camp was named Long Lake, after the lake upon which it resides, and it would experience its fair share of storms and turmoil over the ensuing years. Some of its visitors only ever viewed it as a mosquito infested swamp while others would go on to call it their second home. To me however, I have always had a love hate relationship with its wooded trails and murky waters, yet I shall always cherish my memories of it in my heart. Regardless, Camp Long Lake is still one of my favorite places to visit with its quaint ecology conservation lodge, the various activities its main waterfront has to offer, and the thrills of sleeping
My first day of observations had finally arrived. Filled with excitement, I opened the doors to Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, and walked into the front office to sign in as a guest for the day. I made my way to the second grade wing to do my first observation for my field experience report. The second grade instructor greeted me as I entered her classroom, with a big bright smile I found made her classroom warm and inviting.
The planned BWTA event is relatively small, as far as events are concerned. However, the site chosen for the event has several concerns, even though the event is small by most standards. The event will take place from Friday to Sunday in August. The main event is on Saturday, and will include tractor related competitions. 75 members are expected to camp for the entire weekend and it is expected that nearly 400 members of the public will attend the event on Saturday. Residents have complained in the past regarding issues with the event. This analysis will assist in the development of a plan to mitigate the environmental and health related concerns surrounding the event.