ERIC Number: ED356910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Silverman, Beth; And Others
This pocket folder of instructional materials is designed to introduce youths aged 9 to 12 to the nature and needs of wildlife and to give children the opportunity to search for wildlife and their signs. The document includes a member's guide, a leader's guide, field record forms, and wildlife project materials. The illustrated 4-H member's guide contains information about the need for food, water, cover, and space of various kinds of wildlife. It includes activities for identifying animal tracks, casting tracks in plaster of paris, and attracting tracks with food. There are also activities for analyzing owl pellets, recording the wildlife in a "minihabitat," searching for frogs' eggs, tadpoles, and adult frogs, and identifying the groups to which animals belong. The member's guide also contains reproducible record sheets to accompany the activities and a page of resources and references. The leader's guide provides suggestions on additional activities and teaching techniques. Field record forms provide questions for student to answer and to document the activities. The remainder of the document includes the following supplemental materials: (1) a wildlife project pamphlet titled, "Urban and Backyard Wildlife,"; (2) a wildlife project pamphlet titled, "Wildlife Foods," and (3) a sheet containing suggestions for shooting wildlife photography. (KS)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education, Habitats, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Observation, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Wildlife
Cornell University Resource Center, 7 BTP, Ithaca, NY 14850 ($8.25; 25 or more $5.78 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; New York State 4-H Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.