ERIC Number: ED347031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
1991 Nature Educators of the Year Recognized by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History. Award Winners and Noteworthy Programs.
Baldwin, Mark, Comp.; Seaberg, Anita, Comp.
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute's Nature Educators of the Year program recognizes teachers who have successfully implemented education programs that effectively connect children to nature, and that can be replicated by others. Two awards of $1,000 each were given in 1991. One of the recipients, Steven Prchal, is executive director of Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc., which educates the public about the importance of insects and other arthropods. The other recipient, Diane Temple, is a second grade teacher who integrates nature study into her students' curriculum through weekly nature walks. In the second part of the booklet, the following noteworthy programs are described: (1) an interactive nature radio program; (2) an animal rehabilitation program; (3) a curriculum on the local environment; (4) a community wildlife walk; (5) a wetland reclamation project; (6) nature education through legends and fables; (7) community bat education; (8) a prairie restoration project; (9) horticulture therapy for handicapped children; (10) bird walks for elementary students; (11) a preservation project for Florida scrub land; (12) environmental education for community decision makers; (13) a nestbox program for future farmers; (14) a citizen action project for local nature trails; (15) a middle school field research project; and (16) an ecological "All Species Day." Descriptions include the name and address of the project directors. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Roger Tory Peterson Inst. of Natural History, Inc., Jamestown, NY.