ERIC Number: ED439981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Chesapeake: An Introduction to the Natural History and Cultural History of the Chesapeake Bay. Revised.
This book is about changes in the Chesapeake Bay, its animals, plants, and the surrounding land during the last 15,000 years. Some changes were caused by natural forces while others were made by people. "Chesapeake Challenges" tests the student's thinking skills. "Family Action" lists things families can do to learn more about the Chesapeake Bay region. The book tells the reader how to be a component of the Chesapeake Bay's future by understanding why the Bay is in trouble and how each person can help. Sections of the book include: (1) "The Chesapeake Bay before European Settlement"; (2) "The Natural History of the Chesapeake Bay"; (3) "Map of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed"; (4) "Changes in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed Caused by European Settlement"; and (5) "The Chesapeake Bay Today." The volume concludes with an information section for parents and teachers. The handbook is designed to complement the National Aquarium's publication, "Living in Water." (EH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Change, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Physical Geography, Social Studies, United States History, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Education Department, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 ($3.50). Tel: 410-576-3800; Web site: http://www.aqua.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Annapolis, MD.; National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Education and Interpretation.