ERIC Number: ED413190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Planet Neighborhood. [Videotape.]
National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C.; WETA - TV, Washington, DC.
This multimedia environmental project aims to raise public awareness about the environmental and economic benefits of recently developed green technologies designed to protect the environment. The heart of the project is a three-part television series on the Public Broadcasting Service whose areas are home, work and community. Topics include old home retrofitting and new green homes, industrial ecology, and water purity and the integrated green city plan. This videotape and the accompanying guides are designed to complement the television series. The viewer's guide describes the project and offers guidelines on compost piles and becoming a green consumer, and explores such consumer issues as drinking water, energy-saving appliances, automobile redesign, and sustainable communities. The teacher's guide contains activities arranged in sections according to the three program areas. Activities explore such topics as insulation properties, window orientation, compost pile ecosystems, electricity generation, and alternative waste disposal. The community guide was designed for community educators collaborating with families, schools, businesses, and other community groups. It includes sections on community problem-solving processes, successful community projects, and resources. The videocassette contains three 10-minute modules of highlights of each television program: recycling and composting; automobile recycling technology; and wetlands as living water treatment plants. (PVD)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Community Involvement, Consciousness Raising, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Educational Television, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Partnerships in Education, Pollution, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sustainable Development, Teaching Guides, Videotape Cassettes
WETA Public Television, 2775 S. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22206.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Surdna Foundation, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C.; WETA - TV, Washington, DC.