ERIC Number: ED401106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Ways of the Watersheds: An Educator's Guide to the Environmental and Cultural Dynamics of New York City's Water Supplies.
Haskin, Kathleen M.
A watershed is an area of land where water is drained ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water. This curriculum guide acts as a comprehensive resource for educators at all levels to explore the many facets of watersheds for New York City. The guide investigates all the dynamics of watershed education, exploring the environmental and cultural dynamics of water, tracing it from a tiny spring in the mountain to a faucet in Brooklyn, New York. It includes a wide variety of activities as well as information sheets on terminology and issues on the subject of water. Each chapter incorporates suggestions for classroom assessment tools and follow-up projects for students. Major sections include hydrology, geology, ecology, pollution, land development, watershed technology, and conservation. Activities are listed by grade level (K-12) and subject area (subjects are primarily focused on the sciences and social studies, but also include such areas as art, economics, health, and mathematics). (AIM)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Groundwater, Instructional Materials, Science Activities, Water, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Water Resources
Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY 12725-9600; fax: (914) 985-0056.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)