ERIC Number: ED401112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Vernal Pool Lessons and Activities.
Childs, Nancy; Colburn, Betsy
This curriculum guide accompanies Certified: A Citizen's Step-by-Step Guide to Protecting Vernal Pools which is designed to train volunteers in the process of identifying vernal pool habitat so that as many of these pools as possible can be certified by the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Vernal pools are a kind of temporary pond in which salamanders and other animals breed. Forty-one activities are included and are written for amateur naturalists, biologists, botanists, and novices to the world of nature. Topics of the activities include appreciation and identification of vernal pools, compass and mapping skills, and values and political action. The appendices provide a correlation of the activities to school curricula by subject area, a glossary, a brief list of references, addresses of relevant organizations, and resources used in the activities. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Community Responsibility, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Habitats, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Social Action, Water Quality, Wetlands, Wildlife Management
Massachusetts Audubon Society, 208 S. Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts