ERIC Number: ED378032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Rooted in Time. Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve: An Environmental Education Designed for Grades 5-6.
North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation.
This curriculum guide was developed to provide environmental education through a series of hands-on activities for the classroom and the outdoor setting of Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, North Carolina. This activity packet, designed for grades 5 and 6, meets established curriculum objectives of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Standard Course of Study. Students are exposed to the following major concepts: classification of plants, life cycle of a longleaf pine, methods of determining the age of trees, benefits of natural and prescribed fires to the longleaf pine, and ways the trees have adapted to fire. The packet is divided into eight sections: (1) introduction to the North Carolina State Parks System, Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, and the activity packet; (2) activity summary; (3) pre-visit activities; (4) on-site activities; (5) post-visit activities; (6) vocabulary and definitions; (7) references; and (8) a scheduling worksheet, parental permission form, and program evaluation. Activity information includes curriculum objectives for each grade level, location, group size, estimated time, appropriate season, materials, major concepts, objectives, educator's information, student's information, and worksheets. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activities, Botany, Class Activities, Classification, Ecology, Environmental Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Outdoor Education, Study Guides, Teaching Guides, Trees
North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina