Bibliography: Ecology (page 622 of 627)

This bibliography is independently curated for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Neil Roberts, Scott Hartley, James D. Sessoms, Robert J. Corbett, Maria A. Ferrante, Leslie Dawson, Crispin Tickell, Kathy Goobie, Samuel S. Bland, and Nguyen Thi Dieu.

Roberts, Neil (1996). The Human Transformation of the Earth's Surface, International Social Science Journal. Reviews the tremendous transformation that human beings have wrought on the earth's surface from the Holocene to the present. Traces this transformation through various stages: the emergence and development of agriculture, agricultural impact and land degradation, ecological and political imperialism, industrialization, and environmental pollution. Descriptors: Agriculture, Built Environment, Earth Science, Ecology

Sessoms, James D. (1994). Carolina Baywatch. Singletary Lake State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 6-8. This activity guide, developed to provide hands-on environmental education activities geared to Singletary Lake State Park in North Carolina, is targeted for grades 6, 7, and 8 and meets curriculum objectives of the standard course of study established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Three types of activities are included: pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit. The on-site activity is conducted at the park, while pre- and post-visit activities are designed for the classroom. In these activities students will have the opportunity to learn water quality testing methods, visit a bay lake and perform actual tests, and discover and test water sources at school. Major concepts included are: water quality, data collection, pH, water testing, animal adaptations, and geomorphology of a Carolina bay lake. Includes a vocabulary list, scheduling worksheet, parental permission form, North Carolina Parks and Recreation program evaluation, and information about Singletary Lake State Park.   [More]  Descriptors: Data Collection, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education

Hartley, Scott; Woods, Martha (1992). Living Water. Eno River State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for the Middle Grades. This learning packet, one in a series of eight, was developed by the Eno River State Park in North Carolina for Grades 5-6 to teach about various aspects of water life on the Eno River. Loose-leaf pages are presented in nine sections that contain: (1) introductions to the North Carolina State Park System, the Eno River State Park, and to the park's activity packet; (2) a summary of the activities that includes major concepts and objectives covered; (3) pre-visit activities on map trivia and dichotomous classification keys; (4) on-site activities on river flow, pH values, water bugs and river sediment; (5) post-visit activities on water pollution; (6) a list of 69 related vocabulary words; (7) park and parental permission forms for the visit; and (8) blank pages for taking notes.  Contains 24 references and includes a separate educator's guide.   [More]  Descriptors: Classification, Computation, Ecology, Entomology

Natoli, Salvatore J. (1990). How a Geographer Looks at Globalism, International Journal of Social Education. Argues a global perspective is inherent to all geographic research and education. Quotes several influential geographers concerning their views on globalism and geography as a discipline. Examines geography's five fundamental themes and their applicability to a global perspective. Considers roles geographers can play in solving world environmental problems and developing students' global awareness and responsibility. Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Geographic Concepts

Ferrante, Maria A. (1992). Exploring Oral Tradition, Environmental Awareness, and Peace and Justice, Catholic Library World. Summarizes four presentations from the 1992 Catholic Library Association's convention: "Native American Stories: An Oral Tradition in Today's Education" (Jim "Two Crows" Wallen); "Christians and a New Friendship with the Earth" (Jane Blewitt); "Earth Energy, Human Energy: Information Power" (Barbara O'Donnell and Gloria Steger); and "Resources for Peace and Justice" (Kathleen McGinnis). Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education

Bland, Samuel S. (1994). Sea Turtle Trek. Hammocks Beach State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 6-8. This activity guide, developed to provide hands-on environmental education activities geared to Hammocks Beach State Park in North Carolina, is targeted for grades 6, 7, and 8 and meets curriculum objectives of the standard course of study established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Three types of activities are included: pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit. The on-site activity is conducted at the park, while pre- and post-visit activities are designed for the classroom. Major concepts included are: animal adaptations, sea turtle life cycle, endangered species, natural and human threats to species, and resource management. Includes an introduction to reptiles, a vocabulary list, scheduling worksheet, parental permission form, North Carolina Parks and Recreation program evaluation, and information about Jones Lake State Park. Appendices contain a sea turtle fact sheet, a Loggerhead sea turtle fact sheets, and sea turtle conservation information.   [More]  Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology, Educational Games

Lipschutz, Ronnie D. (1991). Bargaining among Nations: Culture, History, and Perceptions in Regime Formation, Evaluation Review. The formation of regimes (collective international schemes) for managing global problems depends on culture, history, and perceptions. The ways in which these elements affect bargaining among nations over issues of the global commons are discussed. Implications are reviewed for a regime to deal with atmospheric conditions and global warming. Descriptors: Attitudes, Case Studies, Climate, Conflict Resolution

Helms, J. Christopher; Corbett, Robert J. (1994). Close Encounter With a Carolina Bay. Jones Lake State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 6-8. This activity guide, developed to provide hands-on environmental education activities geared to Jones Lake State Park in North Carolina, is targeted for grades 6, 7, and 8 and meets curriculum objectives in the standard course of study established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Three types of activities are included: pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit. The on-site activity is conducted at the park, while pre- and post-visit activities are designed for the classroom. Major concepts included are: water quality, data collection, pH, animal adaptations, and geomorphology of a Carolina bay lake. Includes an introduction to the water cycle, a vocabulary list, scheduling worksheet, parental permission form, North Carolina Parks and Recreation program evaluation, sources of information on water resources, and information about Jones Lake State Park and Carolina bays.   [More]  Descriptors: Data Collection, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environmental Education

Foth, Henry; Jacobs, Hyde S. (1971). Field Guide to Soils. Earth Science Curriculum Project Pamphlet Series PS-2. Discussed are the importance of soil to plant and animal life, the evolution of a soil profile, and the major kinds of soil in the United States. On a suggested field trip, students examine different kinds of soil profiles; they also measure soil acidity and water-holding capacity. Suggestions for further study are provided along with references and a glossary.   [More]  Descriptors: Chemistry, Earth Science, Ecology, Field Studies

Goobie, Kathy; And Others (1994). Discover Brazil. A Unit of Study. These curriculum materials were designed to assist sixth grade teachers in the delivery of the world regions component of the grade six social studies. Activities engage students in thinking, analysis, and speculation with a blend of process and product exercises. The book is divided into five sections. "Introductory Activities" include: (1) "Brazil-in-a-Suitcase"; (2) "Preparing for the Trip"; (3) "Identifying Mental Baggage"; (4) "Planning the Trip"; (5) "Brazil–A Country Profile"; and (6) "Brazil through the Eyes of PC Globe." Section 2, "The Influence of Geography," contains: (1) "Brazil's Neighbors"; (2) "How Big is Big"; and (3) "Brasilia: Brazil's Capital City." Section 3, "The Cultural Setting," includes: (1) "A Racial Melting Pot"; (2) "Getting By in Portuguese"; (3) "A GE Indian Creation Myth"; (4) "Families in Brazil"; (5) "Games Children Play"; (6) "Futebol"; (7) "Bon Appetit"; (8) "Carnival"; (9) "Mosaics"; and (10) "Pinata." Section 4, "Daily Life," contains: (1) "The Favelas of Rio"; (2) "Rural Life in Brazil"; (3) "Enemies at Large"; (4) "Debt and Developing Countries"; (5) "Your Morning Coffee"; and (6) "The Dilemma of Coffee." Section 5, "The Tropical Rainforest," includes: (1) "Locating the Tropical Rain Forests"; (2) "Natural Resources and You"; (3) "Rainforest Layers and Perspective in Art"; (4) "The Web of Life"; (5) "Rain-forest Nomenics"; (6) "The Disappearing Tropical Rainforest"; and (7) "Saving the Rainforest." The book also contains an eight-item resource section. Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Development, Ecology

Beerbower, James R. (1971). Field Guide to Fossils. Earth Science Curriculum Project Pamphlet Series PS-4. This guide introduces the study of fossils and means through which this study may provide clues to ancient environments and geology. Presented are discussions about the origin of many types of organisms, origin of organic communities, evolution, and extinction of species. Suggestions are provided for likely collection sites, methods of collection, identification of fossils, and field techniques. Appendices, references, and a glossary are provided.   [More]  Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Education, Field Studies

Fien, John (1988). The Australian Environment: Visions, Imperatives and Classroom Realities, Geographical Education. Explores five alternative visions of the Australian environment through a brief environmental history. Presents imperatives for geography education to help students become socially responsible and ecologically sensitive including: (1) developing an environmental ethic; (2) teaching about the impact of the political economy on the environment; and (3) adopting an issues-based approach. Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ecology, Economic Climate

Tickell, Crispin (1995). Education for Sustainability, Environmental Education. Discusses problems in putting education and sustainability together. Considers themes of planetary health and interconnectedness as an argument for redesigning core curricula to teach students to cope with future problems and live in harmony with their surroundings. Describes problems with the current education system, social values, and industry that complicate the development of core curricula that begin with an environmental ethic. Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Ecology

Thi Dieu, Nguyen (1996). The State versus Indigenous Peoples: The Impact of Hydraulic Projects on Indigenous Peoples of Asia, Journal of World History. Asserts that many Asian nations, in their drive to industrialize, have chosen national identity and economic development over the survival of their indigenous peoples. Utilizes case studies in Malaysia, India, and China to examine the divergence between macro- and microinterests illustrated by the egregious examples of these hydraulic projects. Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Context Effect, Cultural Isolation

Dawson, Leslie (1996). Women's Role in Sustainable Development, Green Teacher. Given women's impact on resource management and consumption, we must improve our understanding of women's role in sustainable development. Women must be involved in sustainable development planning. This article examines the role of women as land stewards, and the effects of education of women on population growth in developing nations. Includes an activity on female literacy and population growth for schoolchildren. Descriptors: Birth Rate, Conservation Education, Developing Nations, Ecology

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