ERIC Number: ED432438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Tropical Rainforest Education. ERIC Digest.
This digest provides four guideposts for tropical rainforest education: (1) structure; (2) location and climate; (3) importance; and (4) conservation of resources. Research is cited and background information provided about the layers of life and the adaptations of life within the tropical rain forest. Aspects of life within and near rain forests are discussed and include biodiversity, peoples, foods, medicines, products for world consumption, and world climate. The role that rain forest education can play in developing scientific literacy is also discussed in terms of organizations and programs, the hamburger connection, and in the reduction in the use of tree resources. Contains 12 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Entomology, Environmental Education, Rainforests, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Scientific Literacy
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.