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ERIC Number: EJ1164757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1089-9995
Ivestigating Earth Science in Urban Schoolyards
Endreny, Anna; Siegel, Donald I.
Journal of Geoscience Education, v58 n3 p191-195 May 2009
The Urban Schoolyards project is a two year partnership with a university Earth Science Department and the surrounding urban elementary schools. The goal of the project was to develop the capacity of elementary teachers to teach earth science lessons using their schoolyards and local parks as field sites. The university personnel developed lessons and resources which were taught to the teachers during a summer institute. The teachers then implemented these lessons with their elementary classes during the following school year. It was found that 70% of the teachers who participated in the summer institutes used their schoolyards and local parks for science lessons during the following school year.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Carleton College W-SERC, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Tel: 540-568-6675; Fax: 540-568-8058; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (Syracuse)
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0607437