ERIC Number: ED404056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Wetland Perspectives: Ways of Looking at the Landscape (July 10-July 21, 1995). An Education Program for K-12 Teachers and Environmental Educators Focusing on Various Ways of Understanding Natural Aquatic Systems. Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Environmental Studies.; Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward, WI.
Wetland Perspectives, a 2-week teacher workshop held in July 1995, aimed to increase teacher understanding of some aquatic habitats of Wisconsin through Western scientific and Native American cultural perspectives. Workshop objectives included giving participants a more complete understanding of Wisconsin's wetlands, an opportunity to learn about Native American culture and issues related to classroom presentation of cultural perspectives on the environment, an understanding of the values of natural areas and how these values are related to cultural paradigms, and materials and contacts to help integrate environmental education into specific teaching disciplines. The workshop combined practical hands-on activities, field trips, panel discussions, and lectures to allow educators to learn about the ecology, hydrology, and cultural significance of these aquatic habitats. The 2-week workshop included a week at Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation near Hayward, Wisconsin, and a week at Madison, Wisconsin, where participants met with representatives of environmental education organizations and worked with computer programs related to their educational interests. Although the workshop was tailored to the needs of the six teacher participants, various activities were also attended by Native American teenagers. Five teachers completed program evaluations, in which they affirmed the success of the program and offered specific suggestions for program improvement. Appendices include workshop activities calendar and evaluation questionnaire with teacher responses. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Environmental Studies.; Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin