ERIC Number: ED418844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Prairie Restoration for Wisconsin Schools.
Murray, Molly Fifield; Greenler, Robin McC.
This packet is composed of several resources for teachers interested in prairie ecology and restoration. "A Guide to Restoration from Site Analysis to Management" focuses on the Prairie/Oak Savanna communities of Wisconsin and takes teachers through the planning and design process for a restoration project on school grounds including site analysis, biotic community selection, species selection, site preparation, plant or seed procurement, planting, post-planting care, and long-term management. The Prairie Activity Guide is a sampler of activities that can be used to embark on a prairie restoration. Activities can be used with K-12 students and cover subjects such as science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, art, and music. Activities are organized into seven units: (1)"Prairie Definition and Introduction"; (2) "Human Habitation and Cultural History"; (3) "Prairie Plants"; (4) "Prairie Insects, Birds and Mammals"; (5) "Ecosystem Interactions"; (6) "Restoration"; and (7) "Integrative Activities and General Strategies." Other items in the packet include a Scope and Sequence pamphlet which categorizes activities according to grade level and subject, plant species lists and range maps, propagation guidelines, seed-collecting dates, bibliographies, resources lists, and a native plant nursery list. (PVD)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Student Projects, Sustainable Development, Thematic Approach
University of Wisconsin Arboretum, Earth Partnership Program, 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI 53711 ($20, plus $1.10 tax and $5 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: Ecological Restoration; Prairies; School Yards; Wisconsin