ERIC Number: ED247119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Natural Heritage Conservation/Education Kit. Special Theme: "Remember These Precious Few." Illinois' Endangered and Threatened Plants and Animals.
Stone, Sally F.
This educational kit is designed to help teachers familiarize their students with the natural resources of Illinois. Materials in the kit are suitable for a wide range of grade levels and can be used in indoor and outdoor settings. These materials include a booklet and a set of 15 classroom activities. The booklet, written at an approximate fifth grade level, contains descriptions of 58 threatened and endangered plants and animals in Illinois. Information provided includes how and where the species lives and for what reasons it is facing the possibility of near or complete extinction in Illinois. The descriptions are arranged in sections according to the habitats in which the species are found. These habitats include: (1) prairie and open field; (2) forests; (3) wetlands and water; (4) dunes, cliffs, bluffs, and caves. Each section begins with a brief description of the physical characteristics of the habitat and the forces that in many cases are rendering habitats unsuitable for the species that depend upon them for survival. Instructional strategies and support information are provided for the 15 activities (which may be duplicated for student use). Activity topics include ecology studies, bird appreciation, a transect study, and others. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Endangered Species, Learning Activities, Ornithology, Physical Environment, Science Education
Department of Conservation, Forest Resources and National Heritage, 605 Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Conservation, Springfield.; Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois