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The Outdoors Camping and Survival Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Equip young campers with the tips and strategies for a safe trip to the outdoors with a series of lessons. They learn how to start fires with and without firewood, keep warm in snowy weather, and purify water to make it safe for drinking.
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Outdoor Survival

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Which of the following can you survive without for the longest time: water, food, or a positive mental attitude? The answer may surprise you. Guide learners of all ages through games, activities, and discussions about surviving in the...
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Camp Expedition

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students select an animal to research that lives in the camp environment. Students spend time using books and the Internet to research their animals, including size and appearance. Students create a mural to depict the environment and...
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Beany Goes to Camp Chapter 1 Arrival

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading activity, students show their comprehension after reading Chapter 1 of Beany Goes to Camp. Students match 6 vocabulary words with their definitions and answer 3 essay questions.
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Holes-Outdoor Adventure Camp

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read the book and watch the movie, Holes. They create a brochure (containing specific information) that advertises Camp Green Lake as a newly refurbished outdoor adventure camp. They display the brochures for the rest of the...
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Winter Survival/Hike

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Hibernation isn't just about staying fed, it's about staying warm. Young environmentalists explore the importance of staying warm in the wilderness with a short lesson about surviving in the wild. Using gelatin to represent warm-blooded...
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Backpacking - Lesson 7 - How to Build a Campfire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For some, building a campfire is the best part about going backpacking. Learn what it takes to build a good campfire. Read the regulations about having campfire outdoors and make sure to follow the safety tips to prevent forest...
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Survival

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Equip young campers with important survival knowledge with a set of engaging lessons. Teammates work together to complete three outdoor activities, which include building a shelter, starting a campfire, and finding directions in the...
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Summertime -- Camping Memory Game

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars discuss the items needed to camp outside. They identify objects in a backpack and tell what the item could be used for. They hide the objects throughout the room and they are to find them.
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Summer Camp in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore wildlife plants and summer activities. In this natural science lesson, students identify plants and animals and create a scrapbook of their findings.
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Managing Forests to Prevent Wildfires

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Sometimes the best way to prevent forest fires is to create smaller fires. Explore forest management with an activity that explains the ways that controlled burns can keep unexpected fires from running amok in the wilderness and nearby...
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Surviving the Conditions

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore Earth science by participating in an environmental care activity. In this natural resources instructional activity, students discuss ways to protect themselves from the environment if they are ever in need of shelter in...
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Dispose of Waste Properly

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore biology by participating in an environmental role-play activity. In this animal waste lesson plan, students identify the appropriate way to dispose of human and animal waste when staying outdoors. Students conduct an...
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Creek Teach

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students develop lessons which they teach to younger students in a type of outdoor education camp.
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Tennis Ball Prints

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students experiment using abstract art techniques, tennis balls, and tempera paint in this excellent, outdoor art activity for the early-elementary classroom. The resulting art prints can be displayed predominantly in the classroom.
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Outdoor Education; Maps, Elevation

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use online topographical maps to fill in a chart regarding elevation and contour lines.
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Backpacking - Lesson 1 - Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the essentials needed for a backpacking trip? What does minimum impact mean? What are some general safety tips? These are the things to think about when planning a backpacking trip. This lesson has handouts included for...
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Backpacking - Lesson 8 - Backpacking Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Go backpacking on Mt. Rainier! Use this backpacking lesson as the culminating activity of the unit. The class puts all that they have learned to practice in this three day trip to one of the most beautiful mountains in the U.S. There are...
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Backpacking - Lesson 4 - Planning a Menu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Going on a backpacking trip? You need to plan your meals and your snacks for sustenance. Help guide your pupils in the planning of healthy foods to take, and to make sure there is just the right amount. Have students pair up to plan so...
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Studying Grassland Ecosystems

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
At first glance, grassland ecosystems might seem dull and uninteresting, but once you start to explore it's amazing the things you'll find! Through this series of engaging lessons, activities, and experiments, elementary students examine...
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Be Considerate of Others

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners explore the environment by participating in an outdoors activity. In this nature appreciation lesson, students discuss how to minimize their human imprint when experiencing nature. Learners conduct a nature walk and plan out an...
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Leave No Trace

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore what is needed, when preparing for an outdoor trip. In this leave no trace instructional activity, students examine the equipment required for a camping trip, discuss the hierarchy of needs, and review the seven...
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Explorit's Picnic Time Quiz

For Students 4th - 5th
In this outdoor picnic worksheet, students complete a six question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about animal and insect encounters that are possible while on a picnic.
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Take a Hike!

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this map-reading worksheet, students answer 11 questions about their "hike" by reading their topographic map, checking coordinates and describing terrain.

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