ERIC Number: ED093529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center Environmental Education Project. First Year Report, Project Year 72-73.
Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, IL.
The proposal describes the history of the Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center Environmental Education Project (funded by Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act), Carroll County, Illinois. The goal of the project, which began in July 1972, is to implement and coordinate a comprehensive environmental education program for the county's students and citizens. The pilot group for the first year included the 5th grade students and teachers in the county's 7 school districts. Ten activities were designed to integrate environmental education into existing instructional programs, including program planning in conjunction with the Department of Education, Northern Illinois University; developing a series of in-service training sessions for classroom teachers; identification and development of area resources for student field trips; and developing a local outdoor education site. Evaluation tests, developed by the staff, indicated that pupils had statistically increased their environmental awareness. The proposal is divided into Information and Project Description; Effectiveness/Success, Cost Information (deleted), and Exportability. The Appendix includes a project description, the program as planned and carried out, activities, and the national validation report. Much of the information is given in tabular or proposal form. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Plans and Supplementary Centers.; Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III