ERIC Number: ED429651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Visions for Natural Resource Education and Ecosystem Science for the 21st Century. An Interim Report.
Cudmore, Wynn, Ed.; Kelly, Susie, Ed.
The Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources (NCSR) is a partnership of educators and numerous agencies dealing with natural resource management. NCSR emphasizes the ecosystem as a central theme in natural resource technical education. This booklet explains NCSR's relationship to secondary and higher education, describes NCSR programs and curriculum, and introduces NCSR partners, employers, and researchers. Curriculum discussions focus on core courses in environmental science and mathematics, standard and advanced mathematics in technological education, and technical mathematics for a state-of-the-art workforce. NCSR partners include employers, community colleges (Northwest Indian College, WA; Hawaii Community College, and Blackfeet Community College, MT), Native American organizations, professional associations, and universities. Five model community college programs supported by NCSR are: (1) Shasta College - agricultural technology; (2) Grays Harbor College - natural resources/fisheries technology; (3) Central Oregon Community College - forest resources/eastside and GIS technology; (4) Chemeketa Community College, Oregon - forest resources/westside; (5) Feather River College, California - wildlife technology; (6) Itasca Community College; and (7) Haywood Community College. Appended are a list of NCSR project partners, ecosystem management resources and examples, and charts related to program developments at Grays Harbor College, Central Oregon Community College, Chemeketa Community College, and Feather River College. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.
Authoring Institution: Chemeketa Community Coll., Salem, OR.; Northwest Center Sustainable Resources, Salem, OR.