ERIC Number: ED465644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Backyard Conservation: Bringing Conservation from the Countryside to Your Backyard.
Wildlife Habitat Council, Silver Spring, MD.; Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; National Association of Conservation Districts, League City, TX.
This guide highlights 10 conservation activities, adapted from farms and ranches, that can be used in the backyard. Each activity provides background information and instructions on how to complete the activity. The activities concern: (1) tree planting; (2) wildlife habitat; (3) backyard ponds; (4) nutrient management; (5) terracing; (6) water conservation; (7) backyard wetlands; (8) composting; (9) mulching; and (10) pest management. (MVL)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Habitats, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Trees, Water Resources, Wetlands, Wildlife
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Attn: Conservation Communications Staff, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013. Tel: 888-526-3227 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wildlife Habitat Council, Silver Spring, MD.; Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; National Association of Conservation Districts, League City, TX.