ERIC Number: ED082977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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The Environmental Studies Program of the Virgin Islands Department of Education.
Jadan, Doris; Galiber, Rosemary
A variety of lesson notes and materials prepared for use in the Environmental Studies Program of the Virgin Islands Department of Education are assembled in this handbook. The overall objective of the program is direct exposure of young Virgin Islanders to a unique cultural and natural heritage in order to increase awareness of and sensitivity to the changes that threaten the total Virgin Islands environment. Designed for elementary classes, grades three through six, and special education classes on St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix, the materials detail information and ideas applicable to activities conducted in (National) Environmental Study Areas (ESA) on the islands. Information includes a description of the program; handbook for parents; review of Virgin Islands ecology and economy; teacher checklist for ESA visits; selected lesson plans, particularly for the Mangrove Lagoon; English-Creole word comparisons; "The Adventures of Ivan Environman," a fictitious, young character concerned with his environment; post-site lesson notes for specific ESAs; ideas for geology in the language arts curriculum; description of a cooperative community project on growing fruit trees; history of St. John; list of resource materials available; and a program evaluation sheet for teachers. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Virgin Islands Government Dept. of Education, Charlotte Amalie.