ERIC Number: ED249072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Urban Areas. Habitat Pac.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The materials in this educational packet are designed for use with students in grades 4 through 7. They consist of an overview, teaching guides and student data sheets for three activities, and a poster. The overview discusses the city as an ecosystem, changing urban habitats, urban wildlife habitats, values of wildlife, habitat management, and encouraging wildlife in urban areas. A glossary and list of reference materials are included. The teaching guides contain a list of learning outcomes, instructional strategies, a list of materials needed, and an activity review sheet (with answers). In the activities, students: (1) learn how the urban environment support wildlife; (2) examine some of the effects of urban pollution on wildlife and human environments; and (3) develop a management plan to increase species diversity and encourage wildlife in the city. The poster illustrates two sites where peregrine falcons are known to rest (a mountain cliff and the ledge of a tall building) and the variety of wildlife in the city. Instructions for two additional activities are included: keeping a log of wildlife seen in the city and a maze puzzle involving a squirrel going through a city to reach a park. (JN)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Urban Areas, Urban Environment, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
National Institute for Urban Wildlife
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Note: Poster has not been filmed due to size. For other packets in this series, see SE 045 073-078.