ERIC Number: ED531400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife
Council for Environmental Education
Project WILD's new high school curriculum, "Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife", is designed to serve as a guide for involving students in environmental action projects aimed at benefitting the local wildlife found in a community. It involves young people in decisions affecting people, wildlife, and their shared habitat in the community. The program consists of four major components: (1) Awareness: alerts students to the impact of human and individual activities on habitat quality and quantity; (2) Participatory Democracy: develops principles related to government structures and is appropriate for government and civics units of social studies courses; (3) Habitat Exploration: studies biotic and abiotic parameters of a site and is appropriate for ecology and environmental science units of science courses; and (4) Taking Action: guides both science and social studies students in designing, implementing, and communicating projects to enhance a particular site.
Descriptors: Democracy, Civics, Ecology, Wildlife, Secondary School Curriculum, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, High School Students, Student Participation, Student Projects, School Community Relationship, Democratic Values, Conservation (Environment), Science Instruction, Program Development, Program Implementation, Legislation
Council for Environmental Education. 5555 Morningside Drive Suite 212, Houston, TX 77005. Tel: 713-520-1936; Fax: 713-520-8008; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.projectwild.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Council for Environmental Education, Houston, TX. Project Wild National Office.