Bibliography: Ecology (page 617 of 627)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Rebecca Dillard, Ivan Dmitriyevich Zverev, New York National Audubon Society, Jim Grove, Carolyn Tucker, Outdoor Communicator, Peter S. Thacher, Dean S. Rugg, WARREN C. GILFILLAN, and Roderick Nash.

Thacher, Peter S. (1991). International Agreements and Cooperation in Environmental Conservation and Resource Management, Evaluation Review. Considerations regarding stabilizing the greenhouse effect (global warming) emphasize the difficulties in launching a comprehensive plan to deal with aspects of global change. Experience gained in dealing with atmospheric issues will help in developing a process that links management and research in solving global problems. Descriptors: Change Strategies, Climate, Conflict Resolution, Conservation (Environment)

National Audubon Society, New York, NY. (1967). PROJECTS IN IMAGINATIVE NATURE EDUCATION, SURVEY REPORT AND OUTDOOR LABORATORY PLAN. THIS PLAN SUGGESTS HOW THE MID HUDSON-CATSKILLS MUSEUM CAN WORK CREATIVELY WITH COOPERATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO STRENGTHEN THEIR CURRICULUMS THROUGH OUTDOOR EDUCATION. THE RESULT OF THIS COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR IS TO BE AN OUTDOOR LABORATORY CALLED "GATEWAY CENTER" LOCATED NEAR NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK. PART 1 CONTAINS (1) BACKGROUND INFORMATION, (2) OBJECTIVES OF AN OUTDOOR INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, AND (3) DESCRIPTIVE DATA, INCLUDING GENERAL GEOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROPERTY LEASED FOR THE PROJECT. PART 2 CONTAINS (1) STATEMENTS OF USES WHICH ARE COMPATIBLE AND INCOMPATIBLE TO AN OUTDOOR LABORATORY, (2) DESCRIPTIONS OF NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL PROGRAM, AND (3) A DESCRIPTION OF SUGGESTED PROGRAM OFFERINGS. APPENDED ARE (1) SUGGESTED PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION TO BE STRESSED AND RECOMMENDED METHODS OF ILLUSTRATION, (2) TIPS FOR FIELD TRIP FUN, AND (3) SUGGESTIONS FOR HABITAT MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT INCLUDING SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR SELECTED BIRD AND ANIMAL SPECIES.   [More]  Descriptors: Art, Biology, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development

Holm, Amy E. (1987). Tropical Forests. Global Issues Education Packet. Tropical forests provide the world with many products and an incredible diversity of plant and animal life. These forests also provide watershed areas, soil control, climate regulation, and winter homes for migrating birds from North America. It is believed that about 40% of tropical forests have already been destroyed in the last 20-30 years, prompted by social and economic pressures. To curtail this trend, attitudinal and institutional changes in the industrialized nations of the world must be made to preserve the economic and environmental security of the world. Education can create an awareness of this issue from which decisions can be formulated and appropriate actions taken. This document contains six activities for intermediate and middle school students including: (1)"Tropical Pursuit"; (2) "Tropical is Topical"; (3) "Follow the Yellow Brick Road"; (4) "Monkey See, Monkey Do"; (5) "A Tropical Tail"; and (6) "May the Forests be With You." Each activity provides a brief description, a concept statement, objectives, background information, a list of relevant subject areas and skills, a list of materials, and the procedures used to conduct the activity. Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Educational Games

Tucker, Carolyn; Dillard, Rebecca (1986). Water Education Curricula: A Compendium. This compendium of water education curricula describes a variety of instructional materials stressing California water conservation which are available upon request. The individual materials are suggested for use by the following grade levels: K-3; 2-4; 3-6; 6-9; 9-12; and K-12. Partial segments of each of the 23 brochures are illustrated along with a description of the publication. Also included are suggestions for the use of each brochure in the classroom. Topics include: "The Guzzler Gang"; "Water Fun"; "Water Play"; "The Water Cycle"; "Travelling with Ricki the Rambunctious Raindrop"; "Water Is Your Best Friend"; "Water Is Peter's Best Friend"; "Peter's Magical Water Journey"; "Admiral Splash"; "The California Water Works and Why It Does"; "The Tardy Twins Meet Polluto";"Water for Ursa"; "A Journey down the Colorado River Aqueduct"; "Be Water-Wise"; "The Official Captain Hydro Water Conservation Workbook"; "Water Lifelines for Los Angeles"; "The Further Adventures of Captain Hydro"; "The California Water Map Program"; "The Delta Dilemma"; "Project Water Science"; "A Sense of Water"; "Regional Teacher's Guide Supplement"; and "The Story of Drinking Water." Also included are a referencing of these materials to the concepts related to water education, as listed in the "Science Framework Addendum for California Public Schools," 1984. A 50-item bibliography of additional resources is provided. Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides

Outdoor Communicator (1984). Acid Rain Students Do Original Research. At Park Senior High School (Cottage Grove, Minnesota), 46 juniors and seniors planted 384 red pine seedlings in connection with their original research on acid rain, with advice from Dr. Harriet Stubbs, director of the Acid Precipitation Awareness Program (West Saint Paul), which has been developing acid rain teaching materials. Descriptors: Air Pollution, Ecology, Educational Experiments, Environmental Education

Nash, Roderick (1978). Nature in World Development: Patterns in the Preservation of Scenic and Outdoor Recreation Resources. Working Papers. This report reviews the problems of protecting nature in a heavily industrialized democracy such as the United States. Factors contributing to the establishment of protected areas in the United States are traced from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to the present. Arguments in defense of wilderness areas consider nature as: (1) a reservoir of normal ecological processes, (2) a sustainer of biological diversity, (3) a formative influence on the national character, (4) a church, (5) a guardian of mental health, and (6) an educational asset in developing environmental responsibility. Diverse agencies, programs, and efforts exist at all levels. The National Park Service, the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Wilderness Preservation System function on the federal level. Coastal zone management and land use laws protect natural areas on the state level, city and county parks serve as protected areas on local levels, and private organizations such as the Sierra Club also contribute to wilderness preservation. Problems arise from the conflict between economic development and nature preservation, and the popularity of nature areas which leads to their destruction. Programs in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa, Europe, the Soviet Union, and Canada are also described.   [More]  Descriptors: Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Conservation (Environment), Ecology

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. (1966). SOCIAL SCIENTISTS VIEW POVERTY AS A SOCIAL PROBLEM, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (5TH, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, SEPTEMBER 11-14, 1966). A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR, WHICH FOCUSED ON RELATING VARIOUS SOCIAL SCIENCES TO THE ISSUES OF POVERTY, INCLUDED PAPERS ON SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF POVERTY, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION BY THE POOR, MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT NEEDS, GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS IN POVERTY, URBAN PLANNING, POLICE SERVICES, APPLICATIONS OF ANTHROPOLOGY, PROBLEMS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE AND TRAINING, A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, ELEMENTS OF LOCATION THEORY (THE STUDY OF DECISION MAKING PROCESSES IN THE USE OF RESOURCES), ECOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES, AND THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS AND RELEVANT PROBLEMS. CHARTS AND DIAGRAMS ILLUSTRATE THE CONCEPT OF NETWORK ANALYSIS, PHASES OF COMMUNITY ACTION, AND ECOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS FOR CLASSIFYING CITIES IN REGARD TO SOCIAL CHANGE. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES THREE REFERENCES FOR THE PAPER ON LOCATION THEORY.   [More]  Descriptors: Anthropology, Communication Problems, Community Action, Community Development

Zverev, Ivan Dmitriyevich (1984). Youth and the Natural Environment: A Survey in the USSR, Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education. The results of a study that examined the knowledge and attitudes of Russian preschool, elementary, and secondary students toward ecological matters are discussed. The overwhelming majority displayed a high degree of social maturity in their assessment of the importance of the relationship between man and nature. Descriptors: Comparative Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Educational Needs

Stehney, Virginia A. (1976). Environmental Curiosity Sampler 2: For Use with Environmental Study Areas in Illinois. The Sampler provides ideas and lists resources for an interdisciplinary study of environment in terms of a person's immediate surroundings, distant sites, and facilities. Although it was developed for use by parents, teachers, youth group leaders, students, and interested individuals in the state of Illinois, many of the activities would be appropriate in any state. As a more inclusive second edition of the 1974 Sampler, this handbook encompasses all of Illinois and regards every place as a potential study area. Activities stimulate awareness of growing plants around the home, neighborhood garbage disposal and recycling processes, land use throughout the state, and problems of erosion and water purification. State and federal environmental areas in Illinois are listed and described, which include fish hatcheries, tree farms, hiking trails, and wildlife refuges. The Sampler identifies reading material, community resources, and special activities for each topic. Appendices contain a glossary, a list of organizations and courses concerned with ecological issues, a reader reaction sheet, publishers' directory, bibliographies, and an index.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Discovery Learning, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education

Rugg, Dean S. (1991). Making Introductory Cultural Geography More Relevant, Journal of Geography. Presents a project making an introductory class in cultural geography more relevant. Describes how students select and evaluate three articles about geography and write about them. Suggests that students are better able to appreciate and retain a geographical perspective in a comparative world context by applying concepts of their choice to real situations. Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Cultural Context, Ecology, Environment

Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. (1967). INDEX OF SELECTED OUTDOOR RECREATION LITERATURE. INDEXED ARE 991 PERIODICALS, REPORTS, BOOKS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS CONTAINING INFORMATION PERTINENT TO OUTDOOR RECREATION WHICH WERE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LIBRARY DURING 1966. THIS SHOULD NOT BE MISTAKEN FOR A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF OUTDOOR RECREATION LITERATURE BECAUSE NOT ALL PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LIBRARY HAVE BEEN EXAMINED FOR CONTENT RELATIVE TO OUTDOOR RECREATION. THE FOUR CATEGORIES USED IN CLASSIFYING DOCUMENTS ARE (1) OUTDOOR RECREATION RESOURCES, (2) ADMINISTRATION OF RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS, (3) RECREATION USERS, DEMAND AND VALUES, AND (4) RESEARCH. INFORMATION FOR EACH PUBLICATION INCLUDES A BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION AND A BRIEF ABSTRACT. THE MATERIAL IS INDEXED IN THREE FORMS. A SUBJECT INDEX IDENTIFIES CITATIONS BY THE USE OF NEARLY 1,000 KEY WORDS OR DESCRIPTORS RELATED TO OUTDOOR EDUCATION. A NAME INDEX DESIGNATES CITATIONS BY AUTHOR, EDITOR, INDIVIDUALS AND ASSOCIATIONS DISCUSSED IN THE ARTICLE, OR OTHER PROPER NAMES EXCEPT GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS. A GEOGRAPHIC INDEX IDENTIFIES CITATIONS BY COUNTRIES, GEOGRAPHIC REGION, STATES, COUNTIES, CITIES, AND RIVERS, AS WELL AS BY PROPER NAMES OF UNITS ADMINISTERED BY FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES WHICH APPEAR IN THE DOCUMENT. APPENDICES INCLUDE (1) LISTINGS OF THE PERIODICALS SCANNED IN DEVELOPING THE INDEX, AND (2) A LISTING OF SERIAL PUBLICATIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $0.75 FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Biological Sciences

Fairwell, Kay, Ed. (1979). The OBIS Story. Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies. Active participation in a variety of outdoor activities by small groups of youngsters aged 10 to 15 is the focus of the Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS) project, designed to provide the firsthand outdoor experience necessary for understanding biological relationships. OBIS provides community-sponsored youth organizations and schools with 100 learning activities for use at outdoor sites, such as lawns, playgrounds, city lots, and parks, common in a man-managed environment. The OBIS Trial Edition, developed and tested over 6 years, consists of 4 Sets of 24 varied activities and a Trail Module of 4 related activities, all emphasizing biological interactions and environmental interrelationships. Their short duration and easy-to-follow format, including notes on preparation, all necessary biological information, inexpensive or homemade equipment, and follow-up, make OBIS activities suitable for both experienced and inexperienced outdoor education leaders. Because each activity is based on a single principle, leaders need not follow a rigid sequence of activities to ensure concept comprehension, although several activities may be sequenced in a program to suit the leader's needs or for integrated study of a specific subject. All trial activities are listed and briefly explained. The OBIS system also includes a training Primer, a Newsletter, and Resource Centers throughout the country.   [More]  Descriptors: Activity Units, Biology, Ecology, Educational Objectives

BURGESS, ROBERT A.; GILFILLAN, WARREN C. (1966). THE TEACHERS' HANDBOOK FOR THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL. THIS HANDBOOK FOR OREGON PUBLIC AND PAROCHIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IS FOR USE IN PLANNING AND UTILIZING THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL OF THE REGIONAL OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM HEADQUARTERED AT PORTLAND, OREGON. THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL WHICH UTILIZES CAMPS OWNED BY YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDES ELEMENTARY CLASSES (PRIMARY GRADE 6) AND THEIR TEACHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE A WEEK OF LIVING IN CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH OTHERS AND LEARNING FROM DIRECT CONTACT WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT. MANY OF THE LEARNINGS ARE OUTGROWTHS OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL CURRICULUM, WHILE OTHERS ARE UNIQUE BECAUSE THEY CANNOT BE EXPERIENCED IN THE CLASSROOM. THE TEACHERS AND THEIR CLASSES ARE IN SCHOOL ABOUT FIVE HOURS PER DAY. A LARGE SHARE OF THE DIRECTION AND ACTUAL INSTRUCTION OF THE STUDENTS IS DONE BY THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL STAFF. THE DOCUMENT IS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS. SECTION 1 DEALS WITH THE DEFINITION OF THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL AND THE HISTORY OF THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL IN OREGON. SECTION 2 PRESENTS THE ROLE OF THE CLASSROOM TEACHER IN THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL. SECTION 3 DESCRIBES THE ORGANIZATION OF THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL. SECTION 4 IS CONCERNED WITH PARENT, STUDENT, AND TEACHER ORIENTATION TO THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL PROGRAM. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON CLASSROOM STUDENT ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL HELP PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL. SECTION 5 DEALS WITH HEALTH FORMS, PERMISSION FORMS, ARRIVAL PROCEDURES, INSURANCE, DEPARTURE PROCEDURES, AND OTHER SPECIFIC INFORMATION NEEDED BY THE TEACHER. SECTION 6 DISCUSSES TEACHER FOLLOW-UP AFTER THE WEEK AT THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL. OTHER RESOURCES "THE FIELD STUDY NOTEBOOK,""THE COUNSELOR'S HANDBOOK," AND "THE STUDENT GUIDEBOOK" ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL UNDER SEPARATE COVER.   [More]  Descriptors: Art, Biology, Conservation Education, Curriculum

Bezold, Clement and Olson, Robert (1983). The Future of Florida: Four Scenarios for the Sunshine State, Futurist. Looking at four different scenarios for Florida's future–continued growth, new federalism, depression/hurricane, and third wave–can help clarify goals for the future. Each scenario's effect on such key areas as energy use, transportation, water, and education is considered. Descriptors: Decision Making, Ecology, Educational Planning, Emergency Programs

Grove, Jim (1984). Environmental Biology: A Field Experience, Journal of College Science Teaching. Recounts experiences of an environmental biology class, highlighting the eight-day field trip that is the culmination of the course. Describes activities during the bus trip, a two-day canoe trip, and field work at the Ozark Underground Laboratory and Blanchard Springs Caverns. Also discusses the field journal and final examination. Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Ecology, Environmental Education

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