Bibliography: Ecology (page 621 of 627)

This annotated bibliography is curated specifically for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Stephen Wulfson, Venetia R. Butler, Ellen M. Roach, Christian Salzmann, Julia Berry, Peter Openshaw, IUCN Bulletin, James G. Kelly, Willow Soltow Crane, and John C. Miles.

Miles, John C. (1987). Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, Environmental Professional. Describes the programs of Huxley College (Washington) which were designed to provide an environmental studies thread through all of its academic endeavors. Addresses the development of the curriculum of both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Discusses its research focal points and its prospects for the future. Descriptors: College Science, Degree Requirements, Ecology, Environmental Education

Berry, Julia (1988). Optical Disc Technology, Technological Horizons in Education. Describes use of the interactive video in schools in the United Kingdom. Summarizes the content of eight new videodiscs. Enumerates investigations designed to field test the materials and describes the type of feedback to be provided by schools. Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Ecology, Elementary School Science

Naturescope (1986). Wetlands, Wildlife, and People. Discusses the problems created when wetlands are drained or altered by humans. Provides a brief case study of the Everglades as an example of the effects of human intervention. Presents four learning activities (along with reproducible worksheets) that deal with the benefits of wetlands, and some debated issues over wetlands. Descriptors: Biology, Case Studies, Ecology, Elementary Education

Braden, Kathleen; And Others (1990). Environmental Hazards of Nuclear Arms Proliferation, Social Education. Argues that nuclear weapons are affecting the environment through their production, testing, transport, and storage. Warns that the effect on the world's ecosystem could be irreversible. Provides data and maps on testing, deployment, and future possible effects, such as a nuclear winter. Discusses the challenge to future generations. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ecology, Environmental Education

Gardella, Ron (1988). The Environmental Education Curriculum Inventory, Clearing. Includes an environmental education curriculum assessment instrument designed to determine how well curriculum materials reflect some accepted goals of environmental education. Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Ecology, Educational Assessment

Openshaw, Peter (1987). Acid Rain, School Science Review. Provides some background information on acid deposition. Includes a historical perspective, describes some effects of acid precipitation, and discusses acid rain in the United Kingdom. Contains several experiments that deal with the effects of acid rain on water quality and soil. Descriptors: College Science, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education

IUCN Bulletin (1987). Endangered Species. IUCN Special Report: How and Why We Should Conserve Species. Contains articles addressing the need to protect endangered species. Includes an introductory article that stresses the relationships between the loss of species diversity and the future of the human society. Seventeen brief articles follow that deal with specific endangered plants and animals. Descriptors: Animals, Botany, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors

Salzmann, Christian (1990). Regional Learning and Learning Localities: Old Town Osnabruck and the Noller Ravine, Western European Education. Defines a learning locality as a learning site that has used purposeful pedagogical and methodological efforts to enhance learning, such as zoos and museums. Describes a regional learning locality as one in which children, youth, and adults actively explore their immediate environment. Describes two German regional learning localities, Old Town Osnabruck and Noller Ravine. Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Discovery Learning, Ecology

Kelly, James G. (1986). Prevention Services In Rural Areas: Opportunities for a Community Psychology. Discussion of the Special Issue, Journal of Rural Community Psychology. Discusses common themes in five papers on rural community psychology: myth that rural life is naturally supportive, importance of community needs in designing prevention programs, risks of labeling diseases, rural psychologists as developers/advocates, using advice/direct suggestion, thinking in systems/ecological terms, role/boundary conflicts, and community views of program success. Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Community Coordination, Community Development

Naturescope (1986). What Makes a Wetland a Wetland?. Provides descriptions of and activities about various kinds of wetlands. Contains seven learning activities ranging from creating wetland scenes with picture cutouts to actually exploring a wetland. Includes reproducible handouts and worksheets for several of the activities. Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science

Crane, Willow Soltow (1987). It's a Small World, Children & Animals. Contains a set of learning activities which deal with the accelerated loss of the earth's tropical rain forests. Includes four lessons that take 15 minutes or less to teach, background information for the teacher, and a longer lesson which provides an in-depth look at the issues that affect this topic. Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science

Butler, Venetia R.; Roach, Ellen M. (1986). Coastal Studies for Primary Grades, Science and Children. Describes a set of field trips for participants of the Coastal Environmental Education for Primary Grades program in Georgia. Includes a sample of the activities used by first- and second-grade students. Discusses follow-up activities and the need for more educational programs dealing with sand dunes and saltwater marshes. Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education

Wulfson, Stephen, Ed. (1988). Software Reviews, Science and Children. Reviews seven instructional software packages covering a variety of topics. Includes: "Science Square-Off"; "The Desert"; "Science Courseware: Physical Science"; "Odell Lake"; "Safety First"; "An Experience in Artificial Intelligence"; and "Master Mapper." Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cartography, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics

Naturescope (1987). Bouncing Back. Presents exercises that demonstrate some of the ways humans have helped to save endangered species. Cites cases where species have been saved and populations have increased. Identifies individuals and groups that have been of assistance to endangered species. Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Education

Naturescope (1986). Crafty Corner. Contains three projects that relate to plants and animals of wetlands. Includes instructions and patterns for making cattails, pitcher plants (that really catch flies), and stand-up wetland animals such as insects, birds, crabs, and alligators. Descriptors: Art Activities, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Elementary Education

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