ERIC Number: ED103270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Museums and the Environment: A Handbook for Education.
Oliver, Ruth Norton, Ed.
This handbook has evolved in response to the needs expressed by the museums for resources with which to interpret environmental problems and to initiate or to expand environmental exhibits and education programs. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 (Man and Environment, Population, and Environmental Problems) each contain background information and techniques and tools for development of exhibits and projects. Chapter 4 (Creating and Building Environmental Exhibits) offers fundamental principles for the design and development of ecological exhibits, and a section containing specific instructions on how to build display cases. Chapter 5 (Added Dimensions Through the Use of Films) offers suggestions for some of the new ways that films may be used to enhance environmental exhibits. Chapter 6 (The Emerging Role of Museums in Environmental Education) contains statements concerning this topic. Chapter 7 (Programs of Action) outlines programs of action and community participation. Appendices are included. (Author/TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Ecology, Educational Facilities, Environmental Education, Exhibits, Museums, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Resource Centers, Science Education
Arkville Press, Box 1582, New York, New York 10022 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Museums, Washington, DC.