Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps Resource Education Curriculum (REC)

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Curriculum
Abstract: 

Our country's first National Park is home to the Yellowstone's Youth Conservation Corps (YELL-YCC), a residential youth employment program founded on service learning concepts implemented through stewardship projects. Education is an integrated into all projects, through the Resource Education Curriculum (REC). This curriculum consists of 17 one-hour lessons developed to enhance the YELL-YCC experience.

The REC was developed by Kristen Schulte & Ana Houseal for 8th-12th grade students in outdoor settings, divided into groups of 4-6 students each, highlighting specific concepts related to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but is adaptable in group size, level, and content. The REC is divided into five themes: leadership, cultural heritage, ecological relationships, stewardship, and sustainability. They are designed to be printed (double-sided) on 8.5 X 11" card stock. The pages need to be cut in half and sorted before being taken into the field.

For more information and to download this free curriculum visit http://repository.uwyo.edu/ycc_rec/

Author: 
Kristen Schulte & Ana Houseal
Topic Areas: 
Sustainability
Wildlife
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12
Teachers
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
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