ERIC Number: ED247122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Natural Heritage Conservation/Education Kit IV. Special Theme: Wetland Ecology and Management.
Stone, Sally F.
This instructional guide contains 19 activities and exercises designed to help teachers familiarize their students with the wetland resources of Illinois. Each activity or exercise is ready to be copied and given to students. They include: (1) making a largemouth bass model; (2) building a wetland ecosystem; (3) investigating problems that threaten wetlands; (4) working as a wetland manager; (5) visiting a wetland area; and (6) examining a fictional account taken from the journal of a young boy living and writing in modern day Illinois. The latter is recommended for all students because it provides a broad overview of Illinois' wetland heritage. 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. A recommended list of appropriate exercises and portions of exercises/activities for grades K-12 and instructional strategies are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Endangered Species, Learning Activities, Plant Identification, Science Education, Water Resources, 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