OUT8162 - Education Programs for Youth: School's Out

Course CodeOUT8162
Course TitleEducation Programs for Youth: School's Out

This course presents participants with the elements of designing outdoor programs for youth (e.g. after school, day and residential camps, and weekend programs) in a non-formal setting, such as wildlife refuges, parks, etc. This course offers opportunities to create or modify exciting, safe, natural resource focused youth programs that help to address site missions and/or management objectives. Participants will use a program design model to work on their own youth program during the course, then complete and implement it as a required post-course assignment.


  • Explain how your youth program meets your site’s mission and goals;
  • Describe steps in planning and designing an outdoor education youth program by using the youth program planning and evaluation model;
  • Develop techniques for building staff leadership for working with youth;
  • Demonstrate activities that will rapidly build youth and staff cohesiveness;
  • Present a sample component from your program plan to other course participants.


Resource/hatchery managers, educators, outdoor recreation planners, park rangers or other land management employees who offer or wish to offer non-formal youth education programs in an outdoor, natural setting.


Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$597.00
Instructional Hours24
Course Content ContactMichelle Donlan; michelle_donlan@fws.gov; (304) 876-7685; michelle_donlan@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryVisitor Services
Registration LinkRegister
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value1
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  OUT8162 - Education Programs for Youth: School's Out

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession ContactSession Details
2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Course Content: Michelle Donlan, michelle_donlan@fws.gov

National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Registration: Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov

Class Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 Friday 8:00-3:30