ERIC Number: ED253407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Missouri Deer Game. A Wildlife Conservation Action Game for 15-40 Players, Ages 10-Adult. Instructional Unit. Conservation Education Series.
This unit consists of a four-part game designed to provide students with a basic understanding of four possible interactions between animal populations. Management of the white-tailed deer, one of the most abundant large wild animals in Missouri, is the central focus of the game. Included with the unit are: (1) unit objectives; (2) pre-game preparation instructions; (3) instructions for each part of the game; (4) enrichment activities; (5) a glossary; (6) a quiz (with answers); (7) lists of visual aids and references; and (8) appendices. The appendices include background information on the white-tailed deer, a list of Basic Essential Skills Test objectives (for reading/language arts, mathematics, and government/economics) covered by the unit, playing pieces, and lists of conservation education consultants and outdoor skills education specialists in Missouri. The game is ideal for teaching: carrying capacity; communication skills; conservation; decision-making; ecology; food chains; food webs; quantitative thinking; resource management; scientific understanding; social science processes; and wildlife management. Recommended audiences include science classes, social studies classes, vocational agriculture classes, upper elementary classes, in-service teacher groups, environmental organizations, scout groups, summer camps, 4-H clubs, and adults. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation Education, Ecology, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Units of Study, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
Education Section, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City. Conservation Education Unit.
Identifiers: Deer; Missouri