ERIC Number: ED289741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Rare & Endangered Species: Understanding Our Disappearing Plants and Animals. Activities Guide.
American Gas Association, Arlington, VA. Educational Services.
About 464 plants and animals found in the United States and its territories are listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened or endangered. Another 3900 are candidates for protection. The activities in this guide are designed to help teachers and students understand the issue of endangered species. It includes ideas for several activities that can be done at school, home, and in the community. The guide also contains information on 12 endangered species that are pictured in an accompanying poster. These plants and animals are: (1) the American bald eagle; (2) Englemann's purple-spined hedgehog cactus; (3) the Florida manatee; (4) the Florida panther; (5) the gray wolf; (6) the grizzly bear; (7) the Hawaiian monk seal; (8) the leatherback sea turtle; (9) the piping plover; (10) the small whorled pogonia; (11) the whooping crane; and (12) the wood stork. Also included is a bibliography and a list of conservation organizations. (TW)
Descriptors: Botany, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Language Arts, Natural Resources, Parent Participation, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Wildlife Management
American Gas Association, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209 (single copy free to teachers from AGA or local gas utility as long as supply lasts; nonmembers $2.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: American Gas Association, Arlington, VA. Educational Services.
Note: Referenced poster not available from EDRS.