Outdoor Adventures @ the Mancos Public Library A “No Child Left Inside”, place-based, experiential education, after-school...
Mission Statement: To produce an educational experience which is both meaningful to the participants and provides them wit...
Background <ul><li>Program developed by a team of educators, biologists, artists, outdoor recreation specialist, and libra...
The design principles used are based on David Sobel’s book  Childhood and Nature. These design principles mirror the way c...
Design Principles <ul><li>Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy & Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Animal allies </li></ul><ul>...
Fall Fort building.hiking.mapping.games
Earth Art
birdfeeders
Winter Tracks. games. crafting. survival.  Earth art. snow ecology.
Sledding!!
Winter Wear and Shelter boots.hats.gloves.snowpants.warmcoat
Building a snow shelter
The Mushers
Mushing
Snowballs!
Snowshoeing
Winter water play
Spring hiking.forts.maping. fishnets. paper airplanes.contest.
Kites!
Small Worlds
Book suggestions for parent read aloud
 
O utcomes: <ul><li>9-12 age kids ran to the library after  school ! Connect positive feelings with the library. </li></ul>...
Outcomes Continued <ul><li>Support healthy, clear and direct communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Placed-based learning connec...
Helpful Hints: <ul><li>Do Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid! </li></ul><ul><li>Location is important: The rive...
Equipment <ul><li>First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones/Camera </li></ul><ul><li>St...
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Mancos Public Library has developed "Outdoor Adventures at Your Library", an afterschool program for tweens; this program takes place entirely outdoors (even in winter!) two days a week. View this powerpoint to get an overview of the program. For further information, contact Kate Kearns and/or Charlene Swansen at MPL, 970.533.7600.

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Outdoor Adventures at Your Library

  1. 1. Outdoor Adventures @ the Mancos Public Library A “No Child Left Inside”, place-based, experiential education, after-school program
  2. 2. Mission Statement: To produce an educational experience which is both meaningful to the participants and provides them with a rich relationship with nature. <ul><li>The Mancos river valley will serve as a foundation for stewardship and civic engagement. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Program developed by a team of educators, biologists, artists, outdoor recreation specialist, and librarians. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids need an opportunity to explore, build, hike, create and play in a youth centered community. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The design principles used are based on David Sobel’s book Childhood and Nature. These design principles mirror the way children of all ages interact with nature, based on recurrent play themes from around the world.
  5. 5. Design Principles <ul><li>Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy & Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Animal allies </li></ul><ul><li>Maps & Paths </li></ul><ul><li>Special places </li></ul><ul><li>Small worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting & Gathering </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fall Fort building.hiking.mapping.games
  7. 7. Earth Art
  8. 8. birdfeeders
  9. 9. Winter Tracks. games. crafting. survival. Earth art. snow ecology.
  10. 10. Sledding!!
  11. 11. Winter Wear and Shelter boots.hats.gloves.snowpants.warmcoat
  12. 12. Building a snow shelter
  13. 13. The Mushers
  14. 14. Mushing
  15. 15. Snowballs!
  16. 16. Snowshoeing
  17. 17. Winter water play
  18. 18. Spring hiking.forts.maping. fishnets. paper airplanes.contest.
  19. 19. Kites!
  20. 20. Small Worlds
  21. 21. Book suggestions for parent read aloud
  22. 23. O utcomes: <ul><li>9-12 age kids ran to the library after school ! Connect positive feelings with the library. </li></ul><ul><li>More relaxed, better sleep, able to concentrate on homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Blending between groups of kids and new bonds formed. </li></ul><ul><li>Address cultural responsiveness to bullying, racism. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Outcomes Continued <ul><li>Support healthy, clear and direct communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Placed-based learning connects kids with local resources and strengthens feelings of stewardship/citzenship. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase awareness of the environment and meaningful connections with the natural world using all the senses. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Helpful Hints: <ul><li>Do Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid! </li></ul><ul><li>Location is important: The river ran through it season after season. </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul>
  25. 26. Equipment <ul><li>First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones/Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Student Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Craft supplies </li></ul>

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