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ERIC Number: ED436401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 11
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School Ponds: Their Current Status and Likely Contribution to Education, Conservation and Local Environmental Enhancement.
Braund, M. R.
School ponds have a considerable history and in recent years have become a common feature of school grounds, particularly in the primary sector. Relatively little is known about their status and effectiveness educationally and in terms of their conservation value. This paper reports the findings of a survey involving 46 schools in 10 different Local Education Authorities (LEAs). The findings show that factors constraining schools from developing ponds, the ways in which they have come about and are managed and used, vary markedly between primary and secondary schools. The design, maintenance and amenity value of school ponds result in a number of compromises. These may be problematic in terms of conservation value but have to be resolved in an educational setting. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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