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Vander Mey, Brenda J.; McDonald, Sian I. – 2001
This booklet provides information on implementing the Landscapes for Learning (LFL) program, which was conceived to bring children, youths, and communities together to learn about landscaping while beautifying local schools and communities. The booklet begins with a discussion of the concept of environmental stewardship. Described next are the…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation (Environment), Educational Practices, Educational Resources
Hollweg, Karen S.; Kubota, Carole; Ferrell, Phyllis – 1998
Incorporating community-based programs into the curriculum provides rich, real learning experiences. The VINE (Volunteer-led Investigations of Neighborhood Ecology) Follow-Through Project allows third through fifth grade students to work with trained volunteers in guided inquiries on the ecological habitats found in the schoolyard and the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; And Others – 1987
There is evidence that more boys than girls have experience in activities related to science and mathematics outside of school and that there are a number of kinds of interventions that can sustain girls' interest and participation in science and mathematics. What is missing is a theoretical explanation for the phenomenon that more boys than girls…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females
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Lena, Hugh F. – American Sociologist, 1995
Argues that the theoretical conceptual, methodological, and pedagogical legacies of sociology render it uniquely qualified for integrating service learning into the academic curriculum. Describes the design and development of a pilot program offering a major and a minor in Public and Community Service Studies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Environment
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Escobar, Carole – Physics Teacher, 1990
Discussed are teaching methods that can be used in association with amusement park rides. The basic principles behind the effects of several rides are reviewed and illustrated. (CW)
Descriptors: Computation, Mechanics (Physics), Nonformal Education, Physics
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Morris, Chris – Physics Education, 1990
Described is a mobile hands-on science program called "Light Works" that is brought directly into the classroom. The reasons for the implementation of "Light Works" into primary classrooms is discussed. The advantages and operation of this program are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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Cooper, R. Douglas; Smith, Bradley F. – Environmental Education and Information, 1989
As North America increasingly becomes an urban society, questions surface as to the role and direction of environmental education programs. Such programs may hold potential in abating some of the problems inherent with contemporary inner city youth. Several successful on-going programs are reviewed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt). Faculty of Education. – 1987
This report was prepared as a follow-up to the implementation of recommendations of the Tbilisi Intergovernmental Conference on Environmental Education. The objectives of the 1987 meeting were to examine concepts and needs, identify major environmental issues and problems, and establish a process and guidelines for nonformal environmental…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation
Dynan, Muredach B., Ed.; Fraser, Barry J., Ed. – 1985
Some researchers have argued that students often learn to operate in two domains, the domain of the science context in school, and the domain of everyday life outside of school. Outside of school, students are exposed to many media from which to learn science concepts. This document is one of a series on research seminars at the Western Australian…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Theilheimer, Rachel – 1988
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Nonformal Education, Role Models
Wahl, Ellen – 1988
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Museums
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; Whal, Ellen – 1987
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Museums
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; Wahl, Ellen – 1988
Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology) is a project of the Girls Clubs of America, a national organization serving mostly low-income girls in local club centers. Girls clubs provide out-of-school programming that pays special attention to the needs of girls and helps them take charge of their futures. Operation SMART's hands-on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Inquiry