ERIC Number: ED218154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education: A Guide to Teaching Conservation in Texas.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This document describes Texas' natural resources and suggests ways to correlate conservation instruction into the existing curriculum. Resources discussed include: 1) soil (soil formation; properties of soils; soil survey, soil use in agriculture; soils and the state economy, land value; specific soil resources); 2) air (principal pollutants and their effects; methods of detecting and measuring air contaminants; methods of eliminating/reducing air contaminants; automobile exhaust emissions; legislation and control agencies; air control regions/programs); 3) forests (forests serving people; tree regions; commercial forests and industry); 4) wildlife (game mammals and birds; food/game fish; non-game animals; rare/endangered species; government roles in wildlife management; economic value of Texas wildlife); 5) rangeland (importance and historical use of rangeland; climate; soil formations; managing rangeland resources; physiological aspects of range plants; ecological considerations; range condition classification and improvement practices); 6) mineral (mineral production and economy; distribution of mineral resources; mineral industries); 7) oil and gas (search for oil and gas; exploring for oil; crude oil production; energy shortage; federal/state regulation; natural gas production; refining and petrochemicals; transportation; marketing; oil/gas reserves); 8) water (general considerations, specific water resources; planned/developmental agencies; priorities for use of water; state/national economy); and 10) estuarine resources (general characteristics and estuarine life). (JN)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Forestry, Natural Resources, Resource Materials, Water Resources, Wildlife
Additional copies may be purchased for $3. by contacting the Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: Minerals; Texas