Liana Sonne joins the Nature's Classroom Insitute family as the Texas Education Director. Liana comes with twelve years experience in Natural Resource Conservation and education fields, and has developed curriculum with an experiential focus. Her career includes working with the Field Institute of Taos in New Mexico in their Desert Discovery Center and at the Ohio Wildlife Center with the Siberian Tiger Conservation Association. She loves students of all ages, as well as gardening, animals and construction.
Leading a Successful Field Experience
"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."
~ Japanese Proverb
Preparation is a key element to a successful field group. Check out these tips on preparation, leading, utilizing teachable moments, student input, introducing, facilitating and processing the activities.
This guide will ensure a fun and successful field experience.
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Free Curriculum - Leading a Successful Field Experience
Promote phyiscal activity and health within the classroom with these few starter exercises:
1) Teach how to properly wash hands and incorporate a lesson on viruses and bacteria
2) Have students do 10 jumping jacks before recess to get their heart pumping
3) Take a walk around the campus once a week and observe nature's changes
4) Ask students to draw their own food pyramid