ERIC Number: ED307155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Groundwater: Illinois' Buried Treasure. Education Activity Guide.
Environmental Education Association of Illinois, Chicago.
Groundwater is an extremely valuable resource that many feel has been too long neglected and taken for granted. There is growing recognition in Illinois and throughout the United States that comprehensive groundwater protection measures are vital. Illinois embarked on a course in protecting groundwater resources with the passage of the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act in 1987. The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Groundwater brought 10 state agencies together to solve problems related to groundwater contamination. The Department of Energy and Natural Resources' primary responsibilities under the act involve research, monitoring, technical assistance, and education. This activity guide was produced in response to groundwater legislation in Illinois and is correlated with state learning goals in biology and physical sciences. Ten activities include the water cycle, how different soils affect water movement, porosity and permeability, water filtering, water monopoly, hazardous substances, waste disposal, and decision making. Appendices include background information, activity sheets, a glossary, a list of agency resources, additional curricular resources, and a conceptual framework. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Waste Disposal, Waste Water, Water, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Illinois Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources, Groundwater Education, 325 W. Adams, Springfield, IL 62704-1892 (Illinois teachers only).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Environmental Education Association of Illinois, Chicago.