ERIC Number: ED404156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Forestry Laboratory Exercises for Elementary, Middle and High School Students.
Kupkowski, Gary; And Others
The curriculum in this program has been developed for the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each level builds on the other, and forms a "thread of skills" that are upgraded at each level. The program is divided into two components. The first component is for the development of a school arboretum, tree walk, and herbarium. The second component of the program is an ability tiered curriculum presented in the form of student laboratory exercises and accompanying teachers' guides. Extrapolations called "blowouts" for each exercise are noted, including a bibliography and source notation. The guide has five areas of activity: (1) tree identification and inventory; (2) characteristics of trees; (3) soil conditions for trees; (4) condition of trees; and (5) tree care and planting. An appendix with additional or summative type activities is included. These appended activities can be used by schools, park districts, after hour's science clubs, gardening clubs, and state and local conservation programs. (DDR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Forest Service, St. Paul, MN. North Central Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: The staff of the Morton Aboretum helped design the curriculum.