ERIC Number: ED319619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Natural Science Centers: Directory.
Natural Science for Youth Foundation, Roswell, GA.
A nature center is defined as an organized and permanent nonprofit institution which is essentially educational, scientific, and cultural in purpose with professional staff, and open to the public on some regular schedule. A nature center manages and interprets its lands, native plants and animals and facilities to promote an understanding of nature and natural processes. Listed in this directory are 1,261 nature centers in the United States and Canada including addresses, phone numbers, directors, operators, mission statements, site and facility descriptions, descriptions of services provided, and annual budgets. This directory includes zoos, centers, parks, and museums. Also included are overall statistics including management and ownership, budget, setting, size, staffing, annual usage, acreage, facilities, use of technology, and accreditation. Appendices include individual center profiles; curricula and program descriptions; and three "Blue Ribbon Reports" from the Natural Science for Youth Foundation: "The Status of Our Profession,""Nature Centers' Big Concerns," and "Environmental Education Leaders Predict Future Trends." (CW)
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Environmental Education, Museums, Natural Sciences, Nature Centers, Resource Centers, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Zoos
Natural Science for Youth Foundation, 130 Azalea Drive, Roswell, GA 30075 ($49.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Natural Science for Youth Foundation, Roswell, GA.