Rene De Vries I have to say that teaching to me is the best profession I have ever had (previous The endangered animals of the World (http//www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl). http://www.globalschoolnet.org/award/candidate/narratives2002/devries.html
Extractions: I enjoy working with the students, my fellow teachers (both online and off) and I enjoy the excitement that each day brings. Even though I am relatively new to the profession (I am 46 and I am now in my fifth year of teaching) I have found that being in the classroom is "where the action is". By that I mean, I feel I am having a greater impact on the future of our world by working with that future, the students of today. They are my inspiration and my motivation! When I was a student teacher in the school year of 1996-1997, I joined those students in a collaborative online project called "The Trees and Forest Project" (hosted by Elanora Heights Elem. School, Sydney, Australia) My students used the Internet to work together with other students on this project and I decided then that it was a great way to learn and that it would be what I would do when I had my own class. So, in the Fall of 1997, when I began teaching at De Wadden, I collaborated with a teacher from the USA, Joan Goble, and we began the project called TENAN: The ENdangered ANimals of the World ( http://www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl
Extractions: The History of EATM The Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program was established as a major at Moorpark College in 1974. Bill "Briz" Brisby, a Professor at Moorpark College, started the program with one animal - "Kiska", the wolf. Additional animals were slowly added, and the "Lower Compound" was constructed (located near the current football stadium), to house all the animals. This first compound was quite dusty, had no landscaping, and would flood in the rains. As the college made more of a committment to the program, a new location was found. In 1990, the EATM Compound was moved to its current location, on a 5 acre site overlooking all of the Moorpark College campus. Animal enclosures were built, and new ones are continuously being constructed. The animal collection has gradually increased over the years as animals were acquired through donations and breeding loans from major zoos and research centers. This extraordinary collection has included exotic animals ranging from Marmosets to an Asian Elephant, Leopard Geckos to Alligators, Turacos to Emus. We currently have a Bengal Tiger, African Lioness, Spotted Hyena, Mountain Lions, a California Sea Lion, a wide variety of Primates, Birds, and many, many other exotic and endangered animals. We also have quite a few camels, and a baby usually every Spring!
Extractions: Site Map Search Contact Press Room Selected shortcuts for... - Zoo Visitors - Educators - Students - Members - Donors - Sponsors - Event Planners - Prospective Staff - Professional Peers - Media - Regional Community - Mission - History - Organization - Economic Impact ... Home WildCare Institute Did you know the Saint Louis Zoo is a world leader in saving endangered species and their habitats? Many of the animals you will see at the Zoo are threatened in the wild by shrinking habitats, disease and poaching. The need for conservation is greater than ever, with one vertebrate species disappearing from the Earth every day. Ultimately, we need to save the ecosystems on which animals and humans depend. The Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute, with the support of its Conservation Fellows , takes a holistic approach to troubled ecosystems by addressing three key ingredients in conservation success: wildlife management and recovery, conservation science, and support of the human populations that coexist with wildlife. 12 Centers. One goal
Humane Education - Sample Lesson Plan Teaching children to be kind to animals through humane education in school. Older children can focus on endangered animals; include discussions on why http://www.theanimalspirit.com/AWE.html
Animals Teaching Adolescents animals Teaching Adolescents compiled by Deborah A. Mathis Exotic animals.Animal Companion Science Program; Asian Elephant; An endangered Species http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/CCAB/animalst.htm
Extractions: compiled by Deborah A. Mathis This list is an attempt to identify programs across the country in which animals are helping high school age children to develop empathy. Some of these programs were included as examples that might be adapted to a high school setting. Many of them have developed autonomously across the United States and many more have surely been missed. The list is meant to be a means of establishing contact between these programs and others like them. New programs are invited to send information to the Center for Animals in Society, University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA, 95616. Printed copies of this material are available at this address also. AUTHOR Deborah Anne Mathis
Endangered Species - Internet Detectives - MMSD It s the website of all websites for the world of endangered animals. Madison Metro School District Teaching Learning Library Media Services http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/detectives/Science/Life_Science/Endangered_Spec
Extractions: http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/ This web site is an awesome place to go to look at endangered animals, plants and other living pieces of life. This site is a very good source of information for all species of living things. It has a chart of all animals with a scarce chance of existing. It shows and explains the diversity of animals and has a lot of links to extra pages for a better research. Produced at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, this quality site provides a great educational experience. Return to the Top Endangered Specie.com: The Rarest Info Around
Australian Animals Teaching strategies / Learning strategies. Teacher evaluation Whole classlessons on Australian animals, endangered Australian animals, http://www.tsof.edu.au/resources/units/australiananimals/index.asp
Extractions: Australian Animals About Us Courses Consultancies Facility Hire ... TSoF Moodle Printable Version by Ann Watkins / Kelley Bockman Kapunda Primary School Level of Schooling: Reception Duration: 7 weeks (1 x 50 minutes / week in the computing room) The Context Learning Outcomes Teaching strategies / Learning strategies Teacher evaluation Areas of Study / Integrated areas: English 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5a, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9,1.10 Society and Environment 1.13. 1.17 Science 1.7, 1.8, 1.13, 1.15, 1.16 Technology 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.9, 1.10 top Curriculum area outcomes Recognise that some animals are Australian animals, including some endangered Australian animals Recognise special features of Australian animals Learn names of animals introduced to Australia Name some less well-known Australian animals Understand the terms "pet", "wild animal" and "habitat"
Plants And Animals - FirstGov For Kids Here are a few of the animals that served, many with distinction and not a Other sites specialize in local, endangered, or particular kinds of animals. http://www.kids.gov/k_plants.htm
Extractions: (these sites are not maintained by kids.gov *) Agriculture and Math Fun - Fun agriculture and math site with quizzes, games, and links to other sites. Agriculture in the Classroom Kid's Corner - Learn about the role and importance of agriculture in the economy and society. Ask the Answer Worm - S.K.Worm, the official annelid, or worm, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service answers students questions about soil and stuff. Children's Butterfly Site - Despite their small size, butterflies and moths are some of the World's most wondrous animals. Their beauty, seemingly miraculous metamorphosis, and apparently carefree flight all spark our imaginations. Learn more here. Children's Health Protection - Learn of some things you can do to protect health from hazards in the environment. Coast Guard Mascots - The Coast Guard follow have a custom of adopting a member of the animal kingdom as a ship's mascot. Here are a few of the animals that served, many with distinction and not a few in combat, with the nation's oldest sea service.
Search Results For Lesson Plans Animals Creating wonder in the classroom by teaching amazing facts about animals endangered animals, endangered SPECIES, Software Integrated Lesson Plans. http://www.animalomnibus.com/teacher.htm
Endangered Animals - Newsletter WWF offers an online listing of the endangered animals List check it out at *AITLC (The ACCESS INDIANA Teaching Learning Center ) has guides to http://www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl/tenantesan06.htm
Extractions: Happy Holidays to you and yours! We are hoping that you are well and that the weather in your area is cooperating! We have a lot to cover in this newsletter... ANIMAL REPORTS***ANIMAL REPORTS***ANIMAL REPORTS Recently TENAN has received several reports!!! We wish to thank Primary School De Wadden for 21 reports on various endangered or threatened animals - they are in Dutch, but will be translated into English very soon. We also thank the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport for their reports on Saving Wildlife and the Florida Panther.
Extractions: For example, the students filled out value statements about the environment and rated the statements depending on how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the statement. They then lined up and rearranged themselves according to the rating. The line was split and the students were paired. Each pair explained their rating to each other. Next, some of the habitats were taken away, forcing the students to share, and after that some of the water notes were taken away to demonstrate the effects of a drought or contaminated water. Howard said various other effects could extend the activity further as well, including pollution or overcrowding.
CHESPAX This box includes various endangered species products that were confiscated by the These animal puppets can help you to teach a multitude of subjects. http://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/schools/chespax/borrowbox/borrowbox.html
Extractions: Birds What is that bird at my feeder The CHESPAX bird box will help you and your students with your bird identification questions and help teach some of the interesting facts and phenomena about this bird and many more. See if you can flap as quickly as some local birds. Compare your "wing span" with that of an eagle. See how your little feeder can become part of a much larger research project. Chesapeake Bay Horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, mud crabs, spider crabs, and fiddler crabs can all be found within different habitats of the Chesapeake Bay. What we do on land can have a positive or negative affect on these animals. What lives on an oyster reef? The answer to this and other questions can be found using the resources that are provided within this borrowing box. You will also find activities to assist teachers in teaching about wetlands, wildlife, and water. Act now to help educate students about the wonderful resource of the Chesapeake Bay. (Grades 4 8) Buyers Beware! Today, there are many items sold throughout the world that originate from endangered animals or plants. Illegal trade is just one of the many reasons plants and animals are becoming endangered. This box includes various endangered species "products" that were confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With the resources in this box you will discover many of the reasons for the decline of living things around the world.
OCSD: Curriculum Collection Editendangered Animal Report. Type PowerPoint, Level Elementary, Area Language Arts Keywords animals, science, endangered http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/teaching/resources/resources-x.cfm?Type=P
Endangered Species Have students take specific actions to save endangered animals. These activitiescould include fundraisers, letter writing, or teaching classes of younger http://www.ri.net/RIGeo/rigea/GAW2000/EndangeredSpecies.htm
Extractions: Endangered Species: Why and Where (from Global Geography: Activities for Teaching the Five Themes of Geography Developed by the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Social Science Education Consortium, 1990) Read "The End of the Dodo Bird" (below). Review with students some of the possible causes of animal and plant extinction: HABITAT DISTRUCTION: People all over the world are destroying animal habitats at a rapid pace. The population of the world is growing very quickly. As a result, people need more farms to grow food and more land to build homes. As people use more land, more animals lose their homes. Animals need protected places to raise their young. If there is not enough cover or if too many people live nearby, some species will stop producing young. OVERHUNTING: In many parts of the world today, people do not have to hunt for food. Nevertheless, animals are still hunted for sport or for products like furs and oil. Because of the efficiency of human hunters, any animal can be overhunted to the point of extinction. POLLUTION: Species are also endangered due to pollution. Poillution happens when something finds its way into the environment that does not belong there. Chemicals and artificial materials destroy habitats. Some of the worst chemical pollutants are insecticides such as DDT (dichlor-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane) and PCBs (poly-chlorinated biphenyls).
Extractions: Threatened and Endangered Species GLOSSARY biodiversity (biological diversity) : the variety of life on Earth. It refers to the genetic diversity within a species, the variety of the species themselves, and the varieties of ecosystems. The greater the diversity or variety there is in a system, the greater the strength and stability the system has over the long run; diversity strengthens the potential of a population to cope with, or respond to, changes in the environment candidate species : plants and animals for which enough scientific information exists to warrant a proposal for listing as endangered or threatened The candidate designation can be thought of as a population that is teetering on the edge of a critical illness and is being carefully watched; the population is closely monitored to determine if they need to be included on the state or federal threatened or endangered species lists. These populations are not stable, and, in some cases the viability of that species is in question carnivore : an organism that eats only meat. The gray wolf and salmon are examples of carnivores
Les Animaux En Peril/Endangered Animals L?nvironnement et moi/endangered animals project is a bilingual collaboratveeffort between three classroom teachers and four school specialists. http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/projects/endangered/francais.html
Extractions: Core French Unit: L'Environnement et moi Grade 6 Unit Overview: L'Environnement et moi / Endangered Animals project is a bilingual collaborative effort between three classroom teachers and four school specialists. The specialists were the Core French teacher, the Counselor Teacher (bilingual) who aided individual students and overall collaboration of project, Information Technology teacher, who assembled the web site with the students, the librarian who aided in research, as well as the Homeroom teachers who aided in Information Technology class. This project covers several subject areas including French/English, Information Technology, art, research skills, and life science. It also fits into our "Green School" initiatives which our school counselor leads. Intro: The Grade 6 Core French unit entitled L'Environnement et moi , from Prentice Hall Ginn Canada's Acti-Vie series, invites students to become aware of their relationship to the natural world and their surroundings, and to become aware of the effects of humans on the environment. Theme: This unit invites students to become aware of their relationship to the natural world and surroundings by learning the names of various animals and habitats, develop an awareness of the state of the environment by learning about different types of waste products and their effects on the environment, and finally invite students to choose eco-friendly habits in their daily lives and in society.
Extractions: About AFEW More Information About AFEW History How you can help Go to Giraffe Manor In 1974, Betty Leslie-Melville, founder and chairman of AFEW, began the first successful project of raising the number of endangered Rothschild giraffes from 130 to over 300. AFEW's second project was to establish the first educational nature sanctuary in independent Africa. Last year AFEW brought over 40,000 African school children to the center free of charge to teach them how to conserve their animal heritage. Children now overflow the center, so more classroom space is needed. Orphans from Nairobi experience all the creature discomforts of their home country as a giraffe pokes its nose into their business yesterday. It was the first-ever visit to the Giraffe Centre outside the Kenyan capital for the children, many of whom lost their parents to AIDS. New York Post, February 20, 1999
EDSITEment - Lesson Plan Folktales and Ecology animals and Humans in Cooperation and Conflict However,the evergrowing list of endangered species and ongoing concern with the http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=380
The EnviroLink Network - Endangered Animals Displaying 1 20 of 24 resources in endangered animals and Educational for techers and parents teaching awareness and conservation to children. http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topic=Endangered Animals&topicsku=20021211