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Momatiuk, Yva; Eastcott, John – Audubon, 1998
The Pribilof Islands Stewardship Program aims to preserve the rich species diversity of the islands and recover the sense of connectedness that once linked local Aleuts and their environment. The summer program draws on both science and traditional knowledge, offering Aleut youth the chance to assist scientists, protect the seals, and participate…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Programs
Martil-de Castro, Wanda – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 1999
A student teacher in a Toronto (Ontario) elementary school found that the lack of natural settings did not inhibit environmental education. When urban students explored local environmental conditions such as polluting factories and lack of species diversity, they were better able to consider how their lives were affected and how their attitudes…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Thomson, Gareth – Green Teacher, 1998
Presents a simulation activity in which students assume the role of grizzly bears in Banff National Park. Concepts such as species diversity, fitness, natural selection, habitat loss, extinction, and population dynamics are discussed. Children learn how human activities can affect the bear's reproductive success. Lists materials, instructional…
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
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Yücel, Elif Özata; Özkan, Mulis – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
In this study, we determined cognitive structures and misconceptions about basic ecological concepts by using "word association" tests on secondary school students, age between 12-14 years. Eighty-nine students participated in this study. Before WAT was generated, basic ecological concepts that take place in the secondary science…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Cognitive Structures, Misconceptions, Ecological Factors
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Davis, N.; Eickelmann, B.; Zaka, P. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
There have been repeated calls for restructuring of schooling to take advantage of information and communication technologies (ICT). This article recognizes an increasing range of radical restructuring resulting from the co-evolution of education and digital technologies in school systems and related activity in the global ecosystem. Research of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
Mercil, Steven Bray; Williams, John Delane – 1984
This study used species diversity indices developed in ecology as a measure of socioethnic diversity, and compared them to Coleman's Index of Segregation. The twelve indices were Simpson's Concentration Index ("ell"), Simpson's Index of Diversity, Hurlbert's Probability of Interspecific Encounter (PIE), Simpson's Probability of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Formulas
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Ruesink, Jennifer; O'Connor, Eileen; Sparks, Grace – American Biology Teacher, 2006
To date, little of the ecological research on biological diversity and ecosystem functioning has been carried out in agricultural systems, despite the fact that agriculture is a major contributor to loss of native habitats and species. However, agricultural research has demonstrated that polycultures of multiple crop species can have higher total…
Descriptors: Ecology, Biodiversity, Laboratory Experiments, Plants (Botany)
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Somerville, Margaret; Hickey, Sandra – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This co-authored paper offers Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives on the emergence of urban/nature/child pedagogies in a project to reclaim remnant woodlands. Set in the context of indigenous issues explored in a special edition of the journal on land based education, the paper engages critically with a claim by a group of ecologists, that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Attitude Measures, Natural Resources, Forestry
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Richardson, Matthew L.; Hari, Janice – American Biology Teacher, 2008
On Earth there is a huge diversity of arthropods, many of which are highly adaptive and able to exploit virtually every terrestrial habitat. Because of their prevalence even in urban environments, they make an excellent model system for any life science class. Since plants also exploit virtually every terrestrial habitat, studying the relationship…
Descriptors: Entomology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Urban Environment
Clearing, 1991
Discussed is the possibility that the salmon found in the Columbia River (Idaho) is an endangered species. A list of threatened or endangered animal species in the Pacific Northwest is included. Activities that deal with the topics of diversity, endangered species, and what is being done about them are provided. (KR)
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary School Science
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McBride, Paul D.; Gillman, Len N.; Wright, Shane D. – Journal of Biological Education, 2009
Students are rarely presented with a diversity of viewpoints about evolution and its mechanisms. The historical background to evolution normally suffices: Darwin's journey on The Beagle, his concepts of natural selection and common descent, and an outline of Mendel's experiments. With supplementary concepts such as ecological niches and the modes…
Descriptors: Evolution, Debate, Creationism, Scientific Principles
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Leather, Simon R.; Helden, Alvin J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2005
Pitfall trap sampling of Carabid beetle species on roundabouts in Bracknell, Berkshire, was used to assess the biodiversity of this taxon by its use as an indicator. The aim of the study was to discover the role of traffic islands in the provision of refugia for invertebrate fauna in fragmented urban habitats. Sampling was performed on 15…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Biodiversity, Correlation
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Mercado, Eduardo, III – Psychological Bulletin, 2008
Some species and individuals are able to learn cognitive skills more flexibly than others. Learning experiences and cortical function are known to contribute to such differences, but the specific factors that determine an organism's intellectual capacities remain unclear. Here, an integrative framework is presented suggesting that variability in…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurological Impairments, Neurological Organization, Brain Hemisphere Functions
Allen, Michael R. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
A recent focus on contemporary evolution and the connections between communities has sought to more closely integrate ecology with evolutionary biology. Studies of coevolutionary dynamics, life history evolution, and rapid local adaptation demonstrate that ecological circumstances can dictate evolutionary trajectories. Thus, variation in species…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Mathematical Models, Genetics, Ecology
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Moss, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
The article takes a broad view, locating discussion about the early years educator in a wider debate about the future of the educator at a time of great crisis, when even the future of our species is in question. The state we are in calls for fundamental review of the purposes and concept of education and, therefore, the values, qualities and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Sustainable Development, Ethics, Early Childhood Education
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