ERIC Number: ED409211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Biodiversity: Can We Balance Resource Conservation with Economic Growth? Global Environmental Change Series.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
This book is the first installment in the Global Environmental Change Series that links the ecology and biology of global environmental changes with insights and information from other disciplines. It encourages students to weigh a wide range of information from pertinent disciplines and to develop their own opinions in order to make their own decisions. Biodiversity refers to the variety of biological species, the genetic differences among them, and the habitats and ecosystems they comprise. This book contains activities that use Costa Rica as a case study for engaging students in the scientific investigation of biological diversity. Activities include: (1) Defining Biodiversity; (2) Quantifying Biodiversity; (3) Becoming an Amateur or "Para" Taxonomist; (4) Life Zones in Costa Rica; (5) Valuing Biodiversity; and (6) Tropical Forest for Sale. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Case Studies, Classification, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Science Activities
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000 (Stock No. PB138X01).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica