ERIC Number: ED249073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Wetlands Conservation and Use. Issue 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 stresses the significance of wetland habitats in all 50 states. The needs of wildlife and humans are also considered in respect to wetlands development and use. 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) go on a field trip to survey values of a local wetland; (2) examine different sides of issues surrounding wetland uses in their state as they develop "campaign platforms;" and (3) write, produce, and circulate a newspaper focusing on wetlands conservation and use. The poster provides an illustration of wetland species and pie charts demonstrating wetland habitat loss since the 18th century. In addition, other activities are provided in which students make a word puzzle and try it out with their classmates and determine what will grow from a small sample of wetland soil collected during the wetland field trip. (JN)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Water Resources, 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.