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Delahunty, Tina – Geography Teacher, 2010
The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Orchard Bog site in Shady Valley, Tennessee, is a unique Appalachian mountain bog that provides many opportunities for student exploration. A biogeographer, a field technician, two biologists, and a historian combined their expertise to teach 100 fourth graders how historians and scientists learn about past…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Ecology, Grade 4, Historians
Mathews, James M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Place-based education has been forwarded as a pedagogical approach that has the potential to contextualize learning, increase student engagement, and strengthen the relationship between schools and the broader community. Despite this promise, however, many teachers struggle to develop learning experiences that incorporate the key components of…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Instructional Design, Case Studies, Integrated Curriculum
Shaluk, Cathy – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2007
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is excited and proud to offer its first ever in-class education programs on the Tall Grass Prairie Ecosystem. These curriculum-based programs are offered to students from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. This experience gives many students who may never have the opportunity to visit a real live prairie to…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geology, Ecology
Annand, Fred – North Carolina Journal of Outdoor Education, 1980
Discusses the North Carolina branch of The Nature Conservancy and its efforts to preserve natural areas Camping and Outdoor Education; University of North Carolina Damping and Outdoor Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Pine Lake Field Campus; 4016 Blumenthal Road; Greensboro, NC, 27406. (AN)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Natural Resources, Organizations (Groups)
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King, Karen N.; Lynch, Cynthia V. – Journal of Volunteer Administration, 1998
Survey responses from 86 of 125 volunteers for the Nature Conservancy-Ohio Chapter revealed altruistic motivations for 62.7%. They had multiple reasons for volunteering, including social and egoistic, which should be taken into account by volunteer administrators in making assignments. (SK)
Descriptors: Altruism, Conservation (Environment), Motivation, Nonprofit Organizations
Cleveland, Mary Jean, Ed. – 1970
A complete listing to May, 1970, of lands owned by The Nature Conservancy, lands controlled by conservation easements, and lands under purchase contract are contained in this booklet. Also included are areas formerly owned by the Conservancy but now conveyed to others with a reverter clause, and preserves in which the Conservancy played some role…
Descriptors: Directories, Facilities, Land Use, Natural Resources
Biondo, Brenda – Nature Conservancy, 1999
Describes some of the projects at Wyoming's Red Canyon Ranch where students learn about nature, conservation, and ranching on the land, thus becoming reacquainted with their natural heritage. The Ranch is used as an outdoor classroom by various educators who work in tandem with the education staff of The Nature Conservancy. (PVD)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Ecology, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Baines, John – Review of Environmental Education Developments, 1984
Summarizes a seminar held to: (1) give publicity to Great Britain's Nature Conservancy Plan; (2) encourage constructive discussion; and (3) show how national plans can be converted into local and regional action. Information was shared on natural habitats, local government conservation activities, and reclaiming natural areas. (DH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education
Daigle, Cheryl Perusse – Orion Afield: Working for Nature and Community, 1999
The Nature Conservancy's Berkshire Program involves community volunteers in monitoring migration routes of amphibians that rely on vernal pools for breeding success. Vernal-pool workshops provide basic knowledge of amphibian lifecycles and detailed monitoring instructions. Nighttime field trips for adults and children and monitoring experiences…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Data Collection, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Bonniwell, Tom; Coburn, Doug; McCarter, William S. – Educational Leadership, 1998
A Virginia high school's Legacy program began six years ago when the Nature Conservancy, the Eastern Shore Historical Society, and Northampton County Schools joined forces to create an educational program to expose students to the area's ecological and historical richness. A boat-building project helped revitalize the hands-on learning project,…
Descriptors: Biology, Discovery Learning, Ecology, English Instruction
Buchinger, Maria – 1969
This manual serves as a handbook for those involved in the art of land saving. The various topics in the booklet are dealt with in great detail since little has been published on the preservation of natural areas in international publications. Most of the document is derived from articles, books, and publications published by, or describing the…
Descriptors: Administration, Conservation Education, Environment, Environmental Education
Council for Environmental Education, London (England). – 1988
This document is a supplement to the Annual Review of Environmental Education and contains a summary of the 1987-88 annual report of the Council for Environmental Education. Reports are also given from 19 member organizations including: Association of Agriculture; Association of Agricultural Education Staffs; British Ecological Society; Center for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
Melvin, Ruth W. – 1975
To this new and updated second edition, over 160 new sites and their description have been added. The first major section, outdoor education areas, includes state Parks, forests, and wildlife areas; historic sites and memorials; Wayne National Forest; metropolitan county and city parks; agency and private camps; conservation agency properties;…
Descriptors: Directories, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Guides
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Dept. of Park Administration and Landscape Architecture. – 1983
Summaries are given on conference workshops and sessions on the topics of: (1) computers and their use in parks and leisure service agencies; (2) maintenance; (3) private initiatives in county park systems; (4) community education workshops; (5) trees and shrubs for the urban environment; (6) adjustments to severe fiscal constraints; (7) improving…
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Cooperation, Community Resources, Computers
This curriculum guide uses the study of individual systems to build a basis for students to understand larger systems. Using sites in the school yard and the community, students investigate insect, bird, and dog populations, as well as one physical system, weather, as entry points to the broader subject of how natural systems interact. The degree…
Descriptors: Community Problems, Curriculum Guides, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education
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