ERIC Number: ED401095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Sea Turtle Trek, Hammocks Beach State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 6-8.
Bland, Samuel S.
This activity guide, developed to provide hands-on environmental education activities geared to Hammocks Beach State Park in North Carolina, is targeted for grades 6, 7, and 8 and meets the curriculum objectives of the standard course of study established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Three types of activities are included: pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit. On-site activities are conducted at the park, while pre- and post-visit activities are designed for the classroom. Major concepts include the following: sea turtle life history, resource management, taxonomy, anatomy, dichotomous key, adaptations, natural history, habitat, life cycle, natural and human threats, predator/prey relationships, endangered wildlife, human impact on wildlife, migration, and international resource management. An introduction to reptiles, a vocabulary list, scheduling worksheet, parental permission form, and North Carolina Parks and Recreation program evaluation are included. Appendices contain a sea turtle fact sheet, a Loggerhead sea turtle fact sheet, and sea turtle conservation information. (JRH)
Descriptors: Ecology, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Habitats, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Natural Resources, Parks, Science Activities, Wildlife
North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh.