ERIC Number: ED367545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
California Endangered Species Resource Guide.
California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
This document was developed in response to California Senate Bill No. 885, "The Endangered Species Education Project," that called for a statewide program in which schools adopt a local endangered species, research past and current efforts to preserve the species' habitat, develop and implement an action plan to educate the community about the species, and submit the plan to the California Department of Education for review and awards. The eight sections in this resource guide include: (1) an introduction providing a rationale for specific preservation and environmental protection; (2) a discussion of California's vanishing wildlife; (3) California's endangered species education program competition guidelines: (4) steps on how to adopt a species; (5) a sample adoption plan; (6) lists of endangered, rare and threatened plants and animals by county; (7) lists of resource organizations and agencies to contact for further information, including lists of governmental agencies and state and local organizations involved in species preservation; and (8) an endangered species bibliography containing publications, audio-visual materials, and class activity sources. Six appendices contain endangered species information cards for students, general habitat descriptions, an Adopt-A-Species application form, a sample outline of five lessons for teaching about endangered species, a copy of Senate Bill No. 885, and an Endangered Species Education Program participation response form. (MDH)
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Plants (Botany), Recreational Facilities, State Programs, Wildlife
Department of Education, Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; San Francisco Foundation, CA.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
Identifiers: Botanical Gardens; California; National Audubon Society; National Parks; State Parks