The student will:
1. Understand and explain the budgeting, public contact, and
visitor protection and safety functions of a public recreation
2. Prepare and demonstrate through performance a recreation
interpretive project of twenty minutes duration (camp fire
3. Demonstrate proper supervisory skills of youth conservation
4. Inventory the natural resources of an area and synthesize them
in the design of a recreation facility.
5. Successfully complete an 80 hour internship with an outdoor
6. Demonstrate proper forest tool maintenance, safety and operation.
I. Elements in the Operation of Public Outdoor Recreation Facilities
A. Administrative and Budgetary
B. Maintenance and Design
C. Public Contact and Visitor Satisfaction
D. Visitor Protection and Safety
E. Resource Protection
II. Administrative and Budgetary Functions
A. Analysis of Financial Needs and Budget Form Preparation
B. Fee Collection and Accounting
C. Purchasing and Timesheet Procedures
D. Crew Foreman Supervisory Skills
III. Maintenance and Design
A. Maintenance Scheduling of Campground, Restroom and Other
B. Maintenance Tools, Equipment and Repair Techniques
C. Environmental Considerations in Recreation Area Design
IV. Public Contact and Visitor Satisfaction
A. Campground Kiosk Operation
B. Development of Visitor Survey Questionnaires
C. Environmental Interpretation and Program Presentations
V. Visitor Protection and Safety
A. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid Certification
B. Search and Rescue Techniques
C. Law Enforcement Consideration in Recreation Area Operation
VI. Resource Protection
A. Wildland Fire Control - Tools, Methods, Techniques
B. Trail Maintenance
C. Removal of Natural Hazards
VIII. Outdoor Recreation Area Internship
A. Agency Agreement and Documentation of Skills to be
B. Job Description, Work Schedule and Timesheet Preparation
C. Schedule of On-site Visitations and Meetings
Students Will be Required to Complete:
1. Reading assignments that will average fifteen pages per week.
2. Twenty minute oral presentation of interpretation project.
3. Twenty four hours of fire control field training.
4. Eighty hour internship with a park and recreation agency.
5. Written Assignments during the semester as scheduled by the
6. Field demonstrations and written exam on equipment, maintenance,
operation and safety.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 10%
|Field work, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
40 - 40%
|Class performances, Field work, INTERNSHIP||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
40 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
"National Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual"
"Yosemite National Park Environmental Workbook"
U.S. Forest Service, "Chainsaw and Fire Tool Maintenance and Operation