ERIC Number: ED425055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Nature's Web: Caring for the Land. National Wildlife Week Educator's Guide, April 19-25, 1998 = Nature's Web: El Cuidado de la Tierra. National Wildlife Week Guia para el Educador, April 19-25, 1998.
Tunstall, Margaret; Kier, Jennifer; Dixon, Cheryl; Bradley, Sara; Hodges, Elenor; Levey, Sharon
This guide features Aldo Leopold's land ethic woven into a series of activities that also represent the five core issues of most concern to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF): (1) wetlands; (2) water quality; (3) land stewardship; (4) endangered habitats; and (5) sustainable communities. Each activity is introduced by a biographical sketch of a Steward of the Earth--a person or group who has embraced the land ethic through action. The biography is followed by background information for the activity, procedure, and reflective writing suggestions. Each activity lists a learning objective, grade level, materials and time required, curriculum links, and resources. Activities cover such issues as habitats for buffalo, mangrove trees and salt-water wetlands, pollutants and frog deformities, and succession in the forest. Students participate in and understand the methods of scientific study through on-site activities. This guidebook also contains a glossary, resource lists, and a teacher questionnaire. (PVD)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Forestry, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Outdoor Education, Questionnaires, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Student Journals, Student Participation, Teaching Guides, Water Quality, Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22184; Tel: 703-790-4000.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Vienna, VA.