ERIC Number: ED073922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Mobile Environmental Education Laboratory.
Childress, Ronald B.
In May, 1972, the Kingsport (Tennessee) City School System received financial assistance from the Tennessee Valley Authority to plan, develop, and implement, as a demonstration environmental education project, the utilization of a mobile laboratory for conducting environmental studies. The project, as described in this booklet, identified four areas which could be improved through a mobile unit approach: (1) serve as a basic resource for conducting teacher workshops and inservice training programs on-site at each school or at selected community resource facilities, (2) develop instructional materials designed for use with the mobile unit and focusing on community resources, (3) provide resources, including equipment, which were previously unavailable, for conducting environmental studies, and (4) allow for more activities, previously requiring transportation, to be conducted on-site at the school or community resource facilities within walking distance. Project objectives, philosophy and approach of the program, curriculum development activities, and inservice training are described. Detailed also is the physical design of the mobile environmental education laboratory, with side, top, and rear views of the mobile van and its compartments. A list of materials and equipment included in the unit is specified together with a cost analysis of the project. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
Authoring Institution: Kingsport City Schools, TN.