ERIC Number: ED264141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Activities for Environmental Learning.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Environmental Resources, Harrisburg. Bureau of State Parks.
This pre-school through grade 12 environmental education learning continuum was designed to help educators with a systematic method which develops an environmental ethic among students. It consists of: (1) preschool through third-grade activities (which stress environmental awareness and sensitivity); (2) intermediate level activities (which give students a basic understanding of ecological principles and concepts governing the environment, and an introduction to problem-solving skills and environmental valuing); and (3) secondary activities (in which students apply environmental knowledge and problem-solving skills to identify, investigate, and offer solutions to environmental problems). Each activity lists unit concepts, objectives, materials needed, major concept(s) fostered, appropriate grade levels, time needed, and season(s), and provides the procedures and instructional strategies for the lead-up, field, and follow-up activities. Student materials are included when applicable. Also included is a matrix cross-referencing nine concept areas by grade level. The concept areas are: environmental awareness; energy; cycles; diversity; community; interrelationships; adaptations; values; and problem-solving. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Environmental Resources, Harrisburg. Bureau of State Parks.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania