ERIC Number: ED101946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Community Environmental Study Program. Final Report.
Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.; Minneapolis Independent School District 275, Minn.
This booklet contains the final report of an environmental education project designed to make use of the local community as an environmental learning resource. This three year program was developed by the Minnesota Environmental Science Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with three local school systems. The booklet is divided into five major components: program planning, materials development, special education, management, and dissemination. Each component contains a set of product and process objectives. Among the ten conclusions of the program are the following: (1) elementary level teachers are more interested in using the community for learning than are subject area specialists; (2) community education studies begin where the participants are; and (3) community education studies are a transdisciplinary, bridge-building, human activity. From the conclusions, a number of recommendations were developed. Besides these, the booklet contains descriptions of the project, tables, diagrams, references, and appendices. The appendices include an instructional model, a materials sampler, management plans, a guide to the study of self environment and others. (TK)
Descriptors: Community, Community Resources, Conservation Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Programs, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Resources, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Science Education, Teaching Guides
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.; Minneapolis Independent School District 275, Minn.
Note: Appendices include the curriculum materials produced in the project