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View the document Words about transition
View the document Session 1 : Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the document Session 2 : Special projects
View the document Session 3 : The forests of the world, peace corps' forestry goals, the individual volunteer's role
View the document Session 4 : Record keeping - group process
View the document Session 5 : Video tapes
View the document Session 6 : Agro-forestry data collection
View the document Session 7 : Feedback
View the document Session 8 : Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the document Session 9 : Nutrition
View the document Session 10 : Non-verbal communication
View the document Session 11 : Germination
View the document Session 12 : Coping skills
View the document Session 13 : Basic site selection, planning & layout of a nursery
View the document Session 14 : Review of trainees' nursery plan
View the document Session 15 communication through illustration
View the document Session 16 : Soil preparation, seedbed sowing
View the document Session 17 : Individual interviews
View the document Session 18 : Reproduction by clippings and nursery review
View the document Session 19 : Introduction to extension
View the document Session 20 : Protection and record keeping (Insect collection)
View the document Session 20A : Chicken preparation
View the document Session 21 : The volunteers' role as an extensionist
View the document Session 22 : Tropical horticulture: care, tending and disease control
View the document Session 23 : Women in development - part I
View the document Session 24 : Team building
View the document Session 25 : Building and using a rustic transit
View the document Session 26 : Women in development - part II
View the document Session 27 : Working with groups as an extension worker
View the document Session 28 : Trees: identification & planting
View the document Session 29 : Lesson plan and use of visual aids in teaching
View the document Session 30 : The ugly American
View the document Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments
View the document Session 32 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 33 : Agro-forestry
View the document Session 34 : Community analysis introduction
View the document Session 35 : Soils
View the document Session 36 : Community analysis
View the document Session 37 : Irrigation
View the document Session 38 : Review of expectations - mid-way
View the document Session 39 : Problem analysis
View the document Session 40 : Soil erosion
View the document Session 41 : Species report - research demonstration
View the document Session 42 : Cultural values
View the document Session 43 : Wellbeing
View the document Session 44 : Field trip overview
View the document Session 45 : Agro-forestry reports
View the document Session 46 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 47 : Leave on week-long field trip
View the document Session 48 : Pesticides
View the document Session 49 : Review of field trips
View the document Session 50 : Resources
View the document Session 51 : Area measurement, pacing, compass use
View the document Session 52 : Compost heap - greenhouse construction - germination percentage
View the document Session 53 : Culture shock
View the document Session 54 : Range management
View the document Session 55 : Grafting and fruit trees
View the document Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the document Session 57 : Project planning: goal setting
View the document Session 58 : Final interviews
View the document Session 59 : Ecology teams presentations
View the document Session 60 : Graduation

Session 44 : Field trip overview

Total time 1 hour

Goals

- To review the objectives of the field trip,

- To review the schedule for the field trip,

- For the trainees to set personal learning goals for the field trip,

Overview

The objectives for the field trip are presented in this session and schedule are carefully reviewed. All questions should be answered concerning the objectives, schedule, meals and lodging. The trainees set personal learning goals for the field trip.

Exercise

1. Overview of Field Trip/Set Personal Learning Goals

Materials

Schedule for field trip, flip charts, markers.

Exercise 1 Overview of Field Trip/Set Personal Learning Goals

Total time 1 hour

Overview

The trainees are given an overview of the following week's schedule, objectives and details concerning housing and meals. Appropriate clothing is also discussed. The trainees then set personal learning goals.

Procedure

Activities

1. The trainer gives an overview of the field trip and a brief lecture on realistic goals.

Time

30 minutes

Activities

2. The trainees individually set personal learning goals.

Time

10 minutes

Activities

3. In small groups, the trainees discuss their learning goals and make con tracts with each other for reaching their goals during field trip.

Time

15 minutes

Activities

4. The trainer wraps up the session. He reminds the trainees again that they are responsible for their own learnings.

Time

5 minutes

Trainer’s Note: The list of objectives and schedule used during the pilot training program are included on the following pages.

Objectives of the Field Trip

1. To practice forestry extension techniques discussed in the previous sessions by visiting Indian villages on the Papago Reservation,

2. To explore two cultures which are different from our own,

3. To see a cooperative agricultural development project,

4. To plant trees with people of a different culture,

5. To visit a seed research center,

6. To practice budding techniques at a citrus orchard,

7. To allow the trainees tame to shop for needed item-,

8. To process each day's learnings and to relate experiences of the field trip to those that the trainees will have as Peace Corps Volunteers.

Field Trip Schedule

SUNDAY

AM

Sonora Desert Living Museum, Desert Ecology, Lunch at Museum.

PM

Travel to Ajo, The trainer points out terrain that is similar to African countries: housing, mud stoves, results of overgrazing, erosion.

Evening

- Arrive Ajo - Cornellia Hotel,

- Dinner at China Cafe,

- Process Meeting.

MONDAY

AM

Sonorta, Mexico, Trainees explore community; their assignment is to find out what kind of agricultural crops are grown in the area.

PM

Lunch, Sonorta restaurants, Argan Pine National Mt., Seed dispersal on the desert, Ecology exhibits, Film about Argan Pipe area.

Evening

- Return to Ajo - Dinner at Pizza Hut.

TUESDAY

AM

Della, Arizona, capitol of Papago Nation, Native food a seed collection research station, Tribal offices, and points of interest, Agricultural extensionist.

PM

Lunch, Sells Cafe, Group divided into small groups assigned village in which they will work for 2 days; Groups go to villages and call on village chairman, Start extension practice.

Evening

- Return to Ajo - dinner at Mexican Restaurant,

- Process meeting of the day.

WEDNESDAY

AM

Return to villages for extension work.

PM

Lunch picnic style, Extension work/tree planting.

Evening

- Return to Ajo - Dinner at Wagon Wheel.

- Process meeting of the day.

THURSDAY

AM

Pack-up, Return to village for extension.

PM

Extension wrap up, Leave for Phoenix.

Evening

- Arrive Lodging, Scottsdale, Arizona,

- Process meeting of the day,

- Trainees are on their own for dinner.

FRIDAY

AM

Citrus orchard for budding practice at University of Arizona Experimental Station, Tempe.

PM

Free time; trainees are on their own for lunch.

Evening

- Free time: Trainees are on their own for dinner.

SATURDAY

AM

Free time,

PM

1:00 PM Trainees should have eaten lunch - depart for Arboretum.

Evening

- Arrive Oracle in time for dinner.

Breakfast every morning in Ajo will be at the Wagon Wheel. Once we are in Scottsdale, you are on your own and go wherever you would like.