ERIC Number: ED403127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Schoolyard Habitats--Learning Locally: Facilitator Training.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; New Hampshire State Fish and Game Dept., Concord.; North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.; National Wildlife Federation, Vienna, VA.; Project WILD, Bethesda, MD.
This course is designed for educators, natural resource professionals, and others who will be working with students, teachers, school systems, youth groups and their leaders, community groups, and others to plan, design, and conduct wildlife habitat enhancement projects, primarily on school grounds. It provides an introduction to planning, designing, and installing wildlife habitat projects on school grounds. Course participants select two sample habitats to learn about and plan including ponds and wetlands, woodlands, grasslands, and deserts. The workshop presents other components of successful programming including forming a broad-based team, site inventory and mapping techniques, managing the site for diversity, project and program evaluation, tips on working with schools such as involving and enabling the students, training teachers, curriculum integration, and overcoming administrative and financial challenges. It also provides examples of real school projects and ideas for involving the community and other partners in establishing a system of technical support for schools. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; New Hampshire State Fish and Game Dept., Concord.; North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH.; National Wildlife Federation, Vienna, VA.; Project WILD, Bethesda, MD.
Note: Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education (Burlingame, CA, November 1-2, 1996).