ERIC Number: ED244786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Educational Opportunities, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the House and Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittees on Interior and Related Agencies.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
This report is based on a study which examined the role the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) can fill in making students aware of the values provided by wildlife conservation. The study was conducted in consultation with national and local educational organizations so that the interpretive programs of the service can be used to supplement classroom activities. The report includes a statement of FWS's mission and goals and brief discussions of: National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries, and research; national and international trends impacting on natural resources; changes in public attitudes; FWS role, including a listing of policies that have direct impact on FWS educational and interpretive activities; and formal and non-formal educational activities, examining factors which may contribute to their success at either on-site or off-site locations. A listing of the mission, goals, and objectives of FWS wildlife education is included. One goal citied is to provide opportunities for the public to develop awareness and to acquire the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessray to assist in protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. (An annotated listing of related federal legislation is included in an appendix.) (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.