Division on Visual Impairments

DVI Quarterly Volume 59(4)

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 3 The format of the camp includes a mixture of hands-on science activities, field trips and presentations by experts, which revolve around a common theme. Technology and mathematics are woven into the activities, with the emphasis on using them as tools of science. Each summer the camp has focused on a different area of science and all activities and field trips are designed to address specific Next Generation Content Standards. For example, the Ohio Rocks! Camp included activities related to geology and geological processes that are unique to Ohio. Activities included learning about Ohio's common rocks and minerals using rock and mineral kits provided by the Ohio Department of Natural resources, fossil collecting at Caesar Creek State park – a premier site for collecting Ordovician age fossils, and touring the Orton Geology Museum at The Ohio State University. The campers challenged themselves by hiking the rock ledges, recess caves and gorges of Hocking Hills State Park to learn about the amazing power of water to transform the Ohio landscape. This was followed by a trip to Ohio Caverns to investigate subterranean landscapes and was the first time many of these students had ever visited a cave. Each of these trips included 40

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