ERIC Number: ED161673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Manual for Parks: A Handbook for Interpreters and Naturalists.
Stephenson, Lee; And Others
This publication is intended to supply information on energy with which park interpreters can supplement their understanding of natural environments. Chapter one discusses the sun as earth's primary energy source, the hydrologic cycle, the system concept, and the laws of thermodynamics. The second chapter explores energy transformations in natural systems. The third chapter describes energy transformations in some man-made systems. Chapter four discusses our increasing energy demands and some of the causes for them. Possible alternatives to our energy dilemma are discussed in the fifth chapter and conservation as a near term option is explored in the sixth. The seventh and eighth chapters point out the finite energy resources and the need and ability of man to adapt to these limits. Appendices include a description of the Park Project on energy interpretation, a description of alternative energy forms, and a resources list including teaching aids, energy agencies, and a bibliography. This publication can be as useful to teachers as to interpreters; the many tables and figures can be adapted to useful teaching aids. (MR)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Interpreters, Nature Centers, Outdoor Education, World Problems
National Recreation and Park Association, Park Project on Energy Interpretation, 1601 N. Kent St., Arlington, VA 22209 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Recreation and Park Association, Arlington, VA.