ERIC Number: ED264139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Invitation to Discover and to Understand=Invitation a Decouvrir et a Comprendre.
Parks Canada (Quebec). La Mauricie National Park.
This four-part guide provides suggestions to help teachers and students get the maximum benefit from a visit to the La Mauricie National Park in Quebec Province, Canada. The first part contains introductory comments, program objectives, an overall view of the park (including its features and services available), use of an appended exploration map, and information on preparing students for an outing to the park. The second part contains background information, pre-trip classroom activities, procedures, and follow-up activities for two park activities (an ecology game and a "forest rally"). The third part contains research exercises aimed at helping students enhance their discovery of the park. These exercises (which include objectives, materials needed, pre- and post-trip classroom activities, and procedures) focus on: (1) recognizing a section of a forest environment; (2) intra-species competition among plants (density of a species of tree), using quadrat analysis; (3) the natural history of selected herbaceous plants and differences between habitats; and (4) the fauna associated with forests. The last section contains reference materials (publications and magazines in French and English), annotated list of films, and addresses of various Canadian organizations offering products and/or services related to the environment. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Parks Canada (Quebec). La Mauricie National Park.
Identifiers - Location: Canada