ERIC Number: ED338509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Save Our Streams and Waterways.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.
Protection of existing water supplies is critical to ensuring good health for people and animals alike. This program is aligned with the Izaak Walton League of American's Save Our Streams program which is based on the concept that students can greatly improve the quality of a nearby stream, pond, or river by regular visits and monitoring. The introduction explains how this classroom program has been correlated with Indiana State proficiencies across several curricular domains. The program is outlined as follows: (1) the objectives of the Save Our Streams and Waterways activities; (2) the teacher background notes containing the rationale and the purpose of the program; (3) more than 30 student activities suitable for individuals or small groups; (4) extensions of the previous activities designed to promote community awareness and involvement; (5) a vocabulary list; (6) a resource list of Indiana state agencies; and (7) appendices that contain a stream quality survey form, an insect counting guide which is useful for monitoring stream water quality, and a listing of the Izaak Walton League chapters within the state of Indiana. (JJK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Mathematics Skills, Natural Resources, Resource Materials, Rivers, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Social Studies, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Water Resources
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.