ERIC Number: ED161464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Gold Creek: Preserving an Environmental Studies Center.
In response to a Board of Trustees request for information and recommendations concerning the future use of the Gold Creek property owned by the Los Angeles Community College District, this report emphasizes that the use of this site for instructional field experiences enhances the quality of environmental education for the district's diverse metropolitan student body. Included in the report are descriptions of the history and characteristics of the property, the uses of the site, the advantages and limitations of Gold Creek for instructional use, and alternative plans. Disciplines using the property include anthropology, biology, botany, earth science, entomology, environmental science, geology, meteorology, microbiology, natural resources management, and zoology. Recommendations for improvement of the site include the following: (1) the exclusive use of the property as an educational facility by the colleges; (2) graveling the road and parking area and adding sanitary facilities; (3) the assignment of an environmental studies coordinating instructor to develop the property; (4) the undertaking of a study regarding available water supply; (5) the construction of a permanent instructional facility; and (6) the assignment of an environmental studies center supervisor to maintain the facility. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.
Identifiers: Outdoor Nature Areas