ERIC Number: ED274558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Education about the Rain Forest.
Designed to help in the development of an educational program about the value of rain forests, this handbook presents a condensation of issues, facts, and concepts. The handbook is divided into three parts. Part one introduces the rain forest ecosystem and provides conceptual background material needed in the determination of problems, the identification of causes, and the development of solutions. Part two examines the tropical rain forest from a regional perspective, describing how it functions and its values. Examples are presented of tropical rain forests in Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Part three focuses on educational concerns and program options. Discussed are the role of environmental education in changing value systems, appeals for educators to teach the skills needed for change, and target groups and action plans. Several program options are presented for various target groups. (TW)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Global Approach, Misconceptions, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Rainforests, Secondary Education, Values Education
Wildland Management Center, School of Natural Resources, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115 ($6.00 plus postage). Also available in Spanish.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Morges, (Switzerland).
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Natural Resources.
Note: Produced by the Wildland Management Center.