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ERIC Number: ED374963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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California Freshwater Shrimp Project: An Eco-Action Project with Real Life Learning.
Rogers, Laurette H.
The California Freshwater Shrimp Project is an example of a student-initiated, eco-action project. Students, from a fourth grade class in the Ross Valley School District in San Rafael, California, were linked to their community and environment through their work in rehabilitating habitat and educating the public. The paper gives an overview of a project to rehabilitate a creek inhabited by the endangered California Freshwater Shrimp and details Real Life Learning, which involves students taking responsibility for their own education by directing it. Eight key outcomes of the experience, including students acquiring academic skills through integrated learning and obtaining skills needed in real life that are not usually taught in school are reviewed. The paper describes the work of student committees that were able to alert government officials about the shrimp's dilemma; institute a Shrimp Network of biologists, ranchers, and business people; begin rehabilitation of the creek; and win local and national recognition. (LZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A