Creek Stompin' and Getting' into Nature: Environmental Activities that Foster Youth Development

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Mary Low
120 pages

The activities in 'Creek Stompin' are all specifically designed to foster one or more youth development outcomes that promote healthy development of young people. The author, Mary (Siew Fong) Low, a Malaysian native, who brought her degree in environmental education and spent two years working in American camps and environmental education programs, in consultation with Connie Coutellier, a former Director of Education for the American Camp Association, has clearly defined for the user which outcomes each activity encourages.

Some developmental assets and 'life' skills addressed in Mary's work include:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Responsibility
  • Observation skills
  • Social skills
  • Respect
  • Communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Cooperation
  • Decision making skills
  • Trust
  • Analytical skills