ERIC Number: ED027221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Operation Ward's Island, A Guide to the Trees and Other Features of Ward's Island.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
This guide for teachers, students, and adults illustrates how it is possible to use Ward's Island as an outdoor laboratory. It contains a guide to 30 kinds of trees on the island, along with clearly drawn maps and illustrations. The guide helps the user to locate these trees along two nature trails. A section called "Ward's Island Roundup" briefly discusses some of the rich history of the island which was once the home of the Merechkawick Indians, sold by the Indians to the Dutch governor of the New Netherlands settlement in 1637, controlled by the British thirty years later and used as a military camp during the Revolutionary War. The islands' flowers, weeds, rocks, natural and man-made geography are described. A section is also devoted to consideration of the island's future. (BC)
Descriptors: Biology, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Geography, Instructional Materials, Outdoor Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides
New York Board of Education, Publications Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 ($2.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: New York; New York (New York)