Group Title: Environmental teaching plans
Title: School site analysis
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Title: School site analysis
Series Title: Environmental teaching plans
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Language: English
Creator: St. Croix Environmental Education Team
Publisher: Division of Fish and Wildlife
Place of Publication: Frederiksted, VI
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300920
Volume ID: VID00094
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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SCHOOL SITE ANALYSIS


Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School
Environmental Education Team

5-12


Disciplines:
1. Social Studies
2. Math
3. Art
4. Science
5. Language Arts
6. Industrial Arts
7. Agriculture


Objective:
Students and teachers will initiate
development as an outdoor classroom
that is a part of this activity and
development.


school site analysis for potential use and
by completing this site survey and analysis
may project a tentative plan for such site


Rationale:
Does our schoolyard reflect the concern we should have today for the
environment? Take a look at the schoolyard through the window from different
vantage points in the building. Is it a model of the kind of environment we
should try to build and maintain? Could our school site become a more integral
part of the educational program? No matter what the condition or circumstances,
no matter if it is large or small, the site already exists. Since education is
concerned with our relationship to the environment, why not look at the
resources available underfoot, so to speak, and begin to plan to use them more
effectively?

This activity design has long-range projections. The initial stage of obtaining
basic site information may be accomplished by any level within the recommended
grade range. The stages that follow may require utilization of various
resources such as reference books and specialists that students may identify
and/or invite in order to assist them.

Materials Needed:

Following Activity Sheets, ruler, pencil, large scale, measuring devices.


Title:

Author:


Grade Level:


Concepts:
1. ALL












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STAGE I BASIC INFORMATION

A. Report prepared by

B. Date report prepared

C. Name of Island

D. School name

E. School address

F. Basic Building Level Information

1. Building serves grades

2. Number of teachers in building

3. Number of support staff

4. Number of classrooms

5. Number of students by grade (as appropriate to specified building)

Kindergarten

Grade One

Grade Two

Grade Three

Grade Four

Grade Five

Grade Six

Grade Seven

Grade Eight

Grade Nine

Grade Ten

Grade Eleven

Grade Twelve











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6. Basic building construction (brick, concrete, block)

7. Type of cooling system

8. On the plan sheet attached, locate and outline basic building design.


G. School Site Information:

1. On the plan sheet, outline the school grounds

2. Label the sides, and provide the dimensions for each:

Side "A"

Side "B"

Side "C"

Side "D"

3. Compute the side acreage:
(Acre is approximately 209 feet square)

4. On the plan sheet, outline all other major site areas such as
driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, lawns, landscape areas, play areas,
athletic facilities, other special features and undeveloped or unused
areas.


5. For each of the above areas figure the
each in square feet and the percentage of
(may be estimated).

Square Feet


amount of site space used for
the total site this represents



Percentage


Driveways
Sidewalks
Parking lots
Lawns
Landscape areas
Play areas
Athletic facilities
Other special feature
Unused/undeveloped
Building


100%


TOTAL












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1. Site Historical Features and Other Adjacent Areas

1. Through local interviews or a record search what is the history of the
site?













2. Describe any unusual historical features of the site.














3. With a several block perimeter to the site, what other things are available
that could be used for varied learning experience?










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H. Basic Site Plan Sheet

1. Pictured here is an example of a site outline and major features. On the
plan sheet provided, outline and provide the site features as called for in "F
8", "G i", and "G 4".


Example:




Credit:


USDA Soil Conservation Service PA-975


2. Using distinguishing colors, locate on the plan sheet and describe here
your suggestions for immediate possible use of the site for different learning
activities.











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STAGE II Inventory of Existing Outdoor Classroom Materials

This stage may be undertaken by middle level students with adult help but is
recommended basically for secondary level students and before undertaking, check
school library or otherwise obtain publications such as:

Birds of the West Indies, James Bond

Birds of the Virgin Islands, Dea Murray, 1969

Trees of the Caribbean, S.A. Seddon and G.W. Lennox, McMillan Education
Ltd., 1980

The two volumes of the USDA Forest Service, Trees of Puerto Rico and
The Virgin Islands

Flowers of the Caribbean, G.W. Lennox and S.A. Seddon, McMillan
Education Ltd., 1978.

Your Garden in the Virgin Islands prepared by the St. Croix Garden Club
for Gardens on St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, 1971

Selected V.I. Plants, V.I. Soil and Water Conservation District, St.
Croix Landmarks Society

Caribbean Wild Plants and Their Uses, Penelope N. Honychurch,
Letchworth Press, Barbados, 1980

Poisonous and Injurious Plants of the V.I., Agriculture Research
Service, USDA Washington, D.C., 1962

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Virgin Islands, William P. Maclean,
McMillan Education Ltd., 1982

Community resources specialists might be invited to help identify and determine
various classifications. These might include personnel from the following:
U.S. Soil Conservation Service
Conservation and Cultural Affairs
National Park Services
Florists
Nurseries
Biologist, botanist, geologist from College/University staffs
Horticulturist, agribusiness
Local secondary science teacher
Professional/Hobbyist in community

If plan sheet provided becomes too cluttered, duplicate additional copies for
the various activities.

A. Geological Features
1. On the plan sheet for this section, again outline the site dimensions and

locations of buildingss, drives, parking lot, sidewalks, and designated play
and athletic areas. Then use color coding to designate approximate areas in
terms of soil type, elevations and other geological features.














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a) Identify and provide color code key to soil types:


Type


Color Code Key


b) Identify and provide code-key to site elevations:


Basic Elevation
Description


Plan sheet code key


c)Identify and code key other major geological features such as bedrock
exposure, rock outcrops, etc.


Other geological
features


Plan sheet code key














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2. Trees and shrubs (if possible, designate on plan sheet)

a) List native tree species
Name Approximate Age Number















b) List non-native or nursery type trees:















c) List varieties of shrubs:
Name Plan Code Key


Number












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3. Forbs and grasses

a) List species of forbs and code plan sheet locations:

Species Plan Code Key Number













b) List grasses (other than planted lawn) and code plan sheet locations:

Species Plan Code Key













4. Water and wetland areas:

Provide basic description here and locate on plan sheet with appropriate
designation.










5. Animals:
Describe any animal homes located, feeding areas or stations, and other signs of
presence.













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6. Based on the above inventory, what could be some immediate uses of the
site for learning activities?










7. What to do next:


First, plan
classroom.
a community


to use the existing site and available features as an outdoor
Second, begin planning for better utilization through development as
project.


Recommended reference/resource materials:

Werling, Donn Paul, Environmental Education and Your School-Site,
Open Lands Project, 53 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604










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