ERIC Number: ED044301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
National Environmental Study Area, A Guide.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Included is comprehensive information on how to establish an Environmental Study Area (ESA) similar to those organized by the National Park System. Following the introductory sections on educational philosophy and objectives are suggestions relating to these aspects of an ESA project: how to select an ESA site; contacting the key people; educational feasibility study; presenting the ESA program to the local educational community; teacher education programs; and others. The book also includes suggestions for lessons and activities in the ESA relating to art, communications, mathematics, science, and social studies. The lessons follow the conceptual or "strand" approach to the environment with the format: Variety and Similarities; Patterns; Interaction and Interdependence; Continuity and Change; and Evolution and Adaptation. Appendices include examples of the strand development listed above and a glossary of ESA terms. This guidebook can be used by teachers having little or no ecological training. (PR)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nature Centers, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Science Activities, Site Development, Teaching Guides
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Cat. No. 0-389-991)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.