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Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll: Environmental Education

Parent/Guardian Meeting Handout

Date

The field study will leave school at __________ a.m./p.m. on ___________________ (departure day) and return at __________ a.m./p.m. on ____________________ (arrival day).

Purpose

The purpose of the Environmental Education field study is to teach an appreciation of the natural world by allowing students the opportunity to explore and learn in a hands-on manner. Through a combination of multi-disciplinary activities and an interaction with the natural world, students can acquire new knowledge and recognize that information learned in school exists outside the classroom as well!

Instruction

A variety of activities and projects are prepared by the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education instructors. These activities take advantage of the natural surroundings and use the environment as a stimulus for learning. Activities may include the areas of reading and language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, art, and physical education.

Group

The group will consist of _______ grade students who have parent or guardian permission to join the field study. Any student unable to attend will remain at school and follow a normal classroom schedule with one of the ______ grade teachers.

Transportation

Transportation will be provided by ____________________________, a licensed carrier for this type of trip.

Cost

The cost of the trip is $________. This will cover all expenses with the exception of optional canteen purchases.

Supervision

Responsibility for supervision and discipline will be assumed by the teachers, principal, and other adult chaperones in attendance. The ratio of students to adults is approximately _____ to 1.

Accommodations

Camp Jekyll has cabins that are complete with air conditioning, heaters, and a bathroom with shower. Boys and girls will be housed separately. The youth lodging areas are divided into pods of four beds.

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