ERIC Number: ED373902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Center for Environmental Study, Grand Rapids, MI.
Tree Amigos is a special cross-cultural program that uses trees as a common bond to bring the people of the Americas together in unique partnerships to preserve and protect the shared global environment. It is a tangible program that embodies the philosophy that individuals, acting together, can make a difference. This resource book contains projects, activities and resources that can be used in the classroom and in community programs. The first section, "Tree Amigos Action Projects," contains ideas, strategies, and success stories of Tree Amigos programs. It also contains forms, logo sheets, and other materials that can be duplicated. The second section, "Learning Activities," contains activities for all age levels that can help reinforce concepts related to action projects involving a classroom, school, or community. The activities are grouped into five categories: (1) trees; (2) ecosystems; (3) land use; (4) people and resources; and (5) reduce, reuse, and recycle. Materials in the third section, "Background Learning for Teachers," provide information about a variety of subjects that can be related to the action projects and learning activities. Some may serve as hand-outs for advanced junior high and high school students. The final section, "Resources," contains materials for promoting and implementing a Tree Amigos program. The resources include bibliographies, video lists, reference lists, and other materials. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Exchange, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Forestry, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Programs, Land Use, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Recycling, Resource Materials
Center for Environmental Study, 143 Bostwick NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 ($25 includes shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Environmental Study, Grand Rapids, MI.