ERIC Number: ED377067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Give Water a Hand. Community Site Action Guide. Organizing Water Conservation and Pollution Prevention Service Projects in Your Community.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.; National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD.
Students grades 4-8 can use this guide to explore the topics of water, and water conservation within a community, while conducting an environmental community service project. Youth groups, led by a group leader, work with local experts from business, government, or environmental organizations to complete the project. Nine activity sections involve students in: (1) exploring background information; (2) mapping watersheds; (3) researching water quality impacts associated with a community site; (4) consulting with an expert; (5) choosing a service project; (6) creating an action plan; (7) tracking project progress; (8) measuring and recording results; and (9) brainstorming additional projects. Activities provide background and procedural information, as well as worksheets and discussion questions. Sidebars highlight key vocabulary. The guide contains an application for a Youth Earth Service Award and advice on how to create partnerships with community organizations. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Community Programs, Conservation (Environment), Drinking Water, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Pollution, Student Projects, Study Guides, Water, Water Quality, Water Resources
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, Environmental Resources Center, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Madison, WI 53706.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.; National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD.