ERIC Number: EJ721597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Field Guide of Their Own
Siry, Christina; Buchinski, Lisa C.
Science and Children, v43 n1 p36-39 Sep 2005
People nurture and protect environments they are connected to. Teachers can use their outdoor settings--rural, urban, or suburban--to develop and encourage children's appreciation and ownership of their natural environment. At the Silvio O. Conte Community School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, students and teachers are doing just that through a creative, integrated science/art project--making field guides of the abundantly present ferns on the school's nature trail. The project is described in this article.
Descriptors: Community Schools, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Science Education, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts