In the Accreditation Self-Study, Environmental Integration is listed fifth in the 9.0 series.
9.5 Environmental Integration. The concepts that embody ecological and cultural literacy along with the cooperative planning and management skills needed to ensure the preservation of resources, through personal connections, for past, present and future generations.
9.5.1 Understanding and demonstration of concepts that embody ecological and cultural literacy along with the cooperative planning and management skills needed to ensure the preservation of resources.
Content to Consider: Sustainability, natural systems, resource management, culture awareness, attitude towards cultural differences, knowledge of cultural practices, and cross-cultural skills.
9.5.2 Demonstrates the capacity to perceive and interpret the basic health of environmental systems and take appropriate action to maintain, restore, or improve the health of those systems.
Content to Consider: Service learning, geology, ecosystems. Flora and fauna identification, interrelation, and person-based resource management.
9.5.3 Demonstrates the understanding of the theoretical foundations of environmental education.
Content to Consider: Goals, theory, and practice of environmental education. History of environmental education efforts in the public sector at the local, regional and national levels.
9.5.4 Understanding and demonstration of the civic responsibly to educate land users to reduce their impact on the backcountry as well as in their day to day lives. Content to Consider: Authority of the resource; effect of local flora and fauna on human development; and societies past, present, and future. Environmental advocacy for both backcountry and front country environments.
Please note: The Curriculum Committee has included Content to consider after some general outcomes. This is provided to aid understanding of the intended outcome, but it does not constitute a list of content that a program must include to address the outcome.
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