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Zervanos, Stam. M.; McLaughlin, Jacqueline S. – American Biology Teacher, 2003
Biodiversity is the extraordinary variety of life in this planet. In order to be fully appreciated, biodiversity needs to be experienced firsthand, or "experientially." Thus, the standard classroom lecture format is not the ideal situation for teaching biodiversity and evolutionary concepts, in that student interest and understanding are…
Descriptors: Evolution, Web Based Instruction, Student Interests, Ecology
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Krauskopf, Sara – American Biology Teacher, 1998
Describes an extended role-playing game for middle school to post-secondary students centered around the sale of a forest and farm in Costa Rica. Takes an in-depth look at the question of what it takes to purchase and protect a tropical forest. (DDR)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Verderber, Gustav W. – American Biology Teacher, 1993
Describes a field trip to Costa Rica by college students and an instructor in a tropical ecology course. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Ecology, Environmental Education