ERIC Number: ED055872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Nature Study for Conservation. A Handbook for Environmental Education.
Brainerd, John W.
This book is written for the person who wishes to study nature with a goal toward involving himself in conservation action. It does not explain what one must do in this regard, rather, it suggests first hand experiences and provides knowledge on which to base his decisions. Part One, Concepts, deals briefly with ecological thought basic to conservation. In addition, biological studies outdoors are defined and encouraged and land requirements for studying life are detailed. Part Two, Techniques, forms the bulk of the book. It stresses methods of observing, identifying, collecting, analyzing, experimenting, recording, and filing data relative to environmental components of natural systems. Emphasis is on what an individual can find out about nature with little or no fancy equipment. Part Three, Responsibilities, gives attention to methods of protecting land, with a chapter on wise use of campus and schoolgrounds for environmental education. Numerous pictures, drawings, and charts further illustrate conservation components. An extensive bibliography for each chapter is appended. (BL)
Descriptors: Biology, Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Guides, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences
Macmillan Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022
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