ERIC Number: ED361224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Educating Young People about Water. A Guide to Goals and Resources with an Emphasis on Nonformal and School Enrichment Settings.
Andrews, Elaine; And Others
Water quality is an environmental issue that has received increased attention in recent years and for which there is now a variety of educational materials. This guide was developed by the Water Curriculum Needs Assessment Project to help curriculum coordinators select and develop water quality training programs and curricula. The initial sections of the guide provide information for setting up a program that includes nine key water quality education topics and major subtopics; nine water education goals for youth; science process/content and developmental stages; a discussion of environmental thinking skills, instructional format choices, and academic disciplines; five environmental education goals for youth water curricula; six instructional format choices for youth water curricula; and methods of how to use curricula to create a youth water education program. The following section, making up the major portion of the guide, provides summaries of 63 reviewed curricula. Final sections provide lists of State/Regional reviewed curricula by state and title; reviewed curricula from national organizations; unique support materials for youth water education; and selected bibliographies for further information. A chart summarizes the 63 reviewed curricula for inclusion or exclusion of water quality education topics, environmental education goals, and instructional format. (MDH)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Ecology, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Resource Materials, Thinking Skills, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Water Resources
Elaine Andrews, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Environmental Resources Center, 216 Agriculture Hall, 1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension. Environmental Resources Center.