ERIC Number: ED201424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Kortright Centre for Conservation: Fish and Wildlife Theme.
One of a series of four reports on specific conservation themes, this report on fish and wildlife is intended to consolidate techniques which will best communicate the legislation, role, objectives, and practices of the Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife throughout the watersheds. Methods used by the Kortright Centre for Conservation to give visitors a better understanding of and appreciation for fish and wildlife; their use and their management as renewable natural resources are described. Key elements of a successful interpretive program are listed as positive messages, relevance, entertaining presentation, and active participation. Components used to develop the Fish and Wildlife Theme are detailed, including audio/visual presentations, indoor exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and exhibits, and sale of relevant publications and merchandise (i.e. wildlife art, bird feeder kits). The final section describes the Centre's programs at three levels: structured (for organized groups such as classes and special interest clubs), unstructured (for the public and groups with no specific program request), and passive (for groups using the Centre's facilities for meetings, but which may not have conservation as a primary interest). (CM/MH)
Descriptors: Audience Participation, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Demonstration Programs, Group Instruction, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Land Use, Legislation, Management Systems, Natural Resources, Objectives, Observational Learning, Outdoor Education, Resource Centers, Thematic Approach, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Downsview (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Toronto)