ERIC Number: ED247120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Natural Heritage Conservation/Education Kit II. Special Theme: Forest Ecology and Management.
Stone, Sally F.
This instructional guide contains 16 activities designed to help teachers familiarize their students with the forest resources of Illinois. Each activity is ready to be copied and given to students. Topics of the activities, which vary in format, include: an overview of past and present Illinois forests; organization and mechanics of a forest ecosystem; food webs; plant reproduction; forest shelters; mammal tracks; nutrient element cycling; ecological principles; life cycle of the flying squirrel; forest management; working as a forester; preparing a timber stand improvement plan; and land use planning. Although the materials are probably best suited for students in grades 4-8, most of the activities can easily be adjusted to match the skill level of nearly every primary and secondary grade. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Forestry, Land Use, Learning Activities, Science Education, Trees, Wildlife
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