Texas Center For Educational Technology (TCET) Students will research an endangered Texas animal in the library and on the world Intel® teach to the Future Bastrop ISD University of North Texas http://www.tcet.unt.edu/weblibrary2/itc/?id=24
Extractions: Agricultural Equine Specialties - Manufacturers of equine health and nutrition products, with a bio-holistic approach The Australian National Threatened Species Network Homepage - Australian community network dedicated to mobilizing support for the conservation of Australian threatened species. BBC's Natural History Unit - British natural history,feature articles, regional and natioanl contact addresses regional and national natural history and wildlife events Cochrane Wildlife Reserve is a non-profit Institute for the research and educational opportunities in environmental studies. Present Activities include the Canadian Reintroduction of the Swift Fox, Whale Force-an international Ceatacean survey, and enviro education for K-12. Earthlaw - Environmental Law in the Public Interest - Earthlaw is a public interest law firm that defends species and their habitat. Earth Sanctuaries - Earth Sanctuaries is Australia's leading conservation program saving endangered species. Earthwave Society - Public television documentaries on video relating to fish, wildlife, conservation and the environment.
More SMART Projects Great science teaching tool. Wolf Communication II How wolves talk to each EELink endangered animals The information on this page includes links to http://www.ed.uri.edu/moresmart/Veazie.html
Extractions: The following project is currently under progress by Rhode Island teachers. Although in some activities, the teachers have borrowed and adapted ideas from other teachers and current programs and sources on the Internet, the work is their own. The activities are displayed here in their original form , unedited as they have submitted them. In most cases, these are ongoing projects. The names, school districts, and email addresses of the authors are included. Please feel free to contact the authors with any suggestions, comments, or even participation.Teaching and learning are cooperative efforts. WILDLIFE, WOLVES, ENDANGERED SPECIES Veazie Street School is an Apple Lighthouse School. Each classroom is equipped with Macintosh computers and there is a computer lab. All of the computers in the building are networked. Children and teachers at every grade level will have the opportunity to use the Internet to access resources and information from around the world. The purpose of this SMART project is to provide Internet locations that are available to teachers for further exploration of themes included in The Providence School Department Literacy Curriculum Guides. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, science, math and social studies are integrated in thematic units within the curriculum.
Zoological Medicine Services Whether the sick animal is a pet iguana or an endangered Florida panther and Most of these animals are referred to the Veterinary Medical Teaching http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/sacs/wildlife/Brochure/wildlife.html
Animals In Teaching laws relating to the protection of threatened and endangered species. ActivityUsing animals in science teaching. Case Studies in the use of animals in http://alex.edfac.usyd.edu.au/Methods/Science/Animal_ethics.htm
Extractions: The use of animals as part of teaching activities is governed in NSW by the Animal Research Act 1985 (and consequent regulations and policies) and, where the collection or handling of vertebrate animals from the natural environment is involved, laws relating to the protection of threatened and endangered species. Activity: Using animals in science teaching . Case Studies in the use of animals in the teaching of science. Resources and regulations . Links to regulations, resources and information on the treatment of animals and their use in research and teaching environments, the community and the environment. Animal Welfare Unit (NSW Department of Agriculture) website: http://www.agric.nsw.gov/Aw Regulations and policy guidelines on Animal Ethics Committees and the Animal Research Act at the "Animals in Research and Teaching" website of the Animal Welfare Unit: http://www.agric.nsw.gov/reader/1217
UNEP - Great Apes Survival Project - GRASP The list presents fast and easy access to teaching tools for pupils of all age Video on biology, endangered animals, evolution and animal behaviour. http://www.unep.org/grasp/Resources/edu_resources.asp
Extractions: environment for development Great Apes Survival Project Printable Version Home About GRASP Structure of GRASP ... Contact Us Aerin Jacob and Swen Renner, GRASP interns in 2004, compiled a list of sources on the Internet with links useful for teachers to teach conservation and issues related to great apes in primary schools and high schools. The list presents fast and easy access to teaching tools for pupils of all age groups. Due to the extensive database on the internet, the list generated has only relevant information and therefore is not complete in its inclusion of all aspects of the great ape conservation. For students and those enrolled in higher levels of education, GRASP provides a list of schools and universities world-wide that teach primatology and/or great ape studies. A short description of the course is given, based on available and known information. It is recommended that interested individual contact the universities or schools directly for up to date information on the status of the courses. The list provided is a brief overview of the educational opportunities available to students interested in primatology or great ape issues. Please contact the GRASP secretariat for any suggests.
Extractions: Teaching Tools... Search for Solutions HeadJam Series Biodiversity: Wild About Life! A Home for Pearl To Order (Scroll Down) Search for Solutions Search for Solutions takes students on a fascinating journey exploring the nature and process of scientific discovery. This ten episode video series and online teaching guide bring science alive with an intelligent, revealing presentation. More than 60 different scientists from all fields of study are guides and storytellers discussing their work and scientific philosophies. Teaching guide available at www.teachingtools.com Understanding Science What is science? How do you think scientifically? (16 min.) The unstructured side of science. (13 min.) Are they partners in the search? (11 min.) Exploration, Evidence and Investigation - Part I How do we begin a search? (22 min.) Exploration, Evidence and Investigation - Part II Embarking on new areas of study. (23 min.) Using a model of possibilities. (19 min.)
Extractions: Save a personal copy of this article and quickly find it again with Furl.net. It's free! Save it. The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, located near Fergus Falls, Minnesota, is a 325-acre (130-hectare) outdoor classroom operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is composed of native and restored prairie, more than two dozen wetlands, and an oak savanna, but it is also a residential environmental education facility. The visitor center has classrooms, an exhibit area, breakout lounges, kitchen, and dining hall. A renovated barn and surrounding lawn area provide additional teaching space. The Center offers a wide variety of educational programs to over 11,000 students each year. One of the Center's more popular programs is on endangered species. The goals and objectives of the endangered species program are to enable students to distinguish between endangered, threatened, and "special concern" species; the current issues and the measures involved tot the protection of these species; information on what roles the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Forest Service, and other government agencies serve; the function of partnerships with private non-profit groups and landowners; and ways individuals can help endangered species.
ENDANGERED SPECIES PROGRAM KID S CORNER Animal in the spotlight MORE Species in the Spotlight Why save endangeredspecies? (teaching themes and text of our brochure); Biodiversity glossary for http://endangered.fws.gov/kids/
Extractions: Related Articles ... Science Lesson Planning Article L E S S O N P L A N N I N G A R T I C L E Recently, plans were announced to remove the peregrine falcon from the endangered species list. This week, Education World introduces you to sites featuring this amazing raptor and provides you with activities that will help you and your students explore the falcon's return from near extinction. In a news release last August, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt proposed removing the peregrine falcon from the endangered species list. In his statement, Babbit called the bird "one of the most dramatic success stories of the Endangered Species Act." The peregrine falcon, once found in great numbers on every continent in the world, nearly became extinct when the use of the pesticide DDT became widespread following World War II. DDT not only killed the falcons directly, it also affected their nesting behavior and caused female peregrines to lay eggs with very thin shells that broke during incubation. Restrictions placed on the use of DDT in 1972 and extensive reintroduction projects have finally resulted in the recovery of the American peregrine falcon and saved it from extinction.
Endangered Species: Unit Plan [English Online] This English Online teaching unit is designed for students to explore and Students to select one endangered animal to research using an action plan http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/units/endangered/home.html
Extractions: English Online Classroom English Units Years 7-8 TEACHER Mehar Nabi, Abdul Hameed YEAR LEVEL DURATION 4 weeks Achievement Objective Being Assessed Learning Outcomes Transactional Writing Is able to write a factual account about an endangered species, express a personal viewpoint, and organise and link ideas logically. Processes Processing Information Is able to gather, record and present structured information using different technologies. Supporting Achievement Objective Learning Outcomes Presenting Is able to use visual and verbal features to communicate information, using HTML code. Is able to publish a web page. Select and adapt these learning activities to best meet the needs of your students, and to fit the time available: The aim of this unit is for the students to develop information research study skills through a variety of reading approaches, gathering and ordering information, action planning, question setting, resource selection
Teaching Children To Be KIND To Animals Most children are naturally interested in animals, says Bill DeRosa, Teaching children to care for and respect pets and wildlife can be a highly http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/teaching_children_to_be_kind_to_animals.html
Extractions: For many children, the family pet is their best friend. The Adopt-a-Classroom program teaches kids to be a friend in return. Through the program, parents and community members provide elementary-school classes with subscriptions to KIND News , an award-winning classroom newspaper that emphasizes concepts like compassion, respect, and responsibility. The monthly newspaper is published by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE) , The HSUS's youth education affiliate, and is currently read by more than a million children nationwide. KIND News (the acronym stands for Kids In Nature's Defense) includes articles, short fiction, activities, and projects that teach children simple, everyday ways of showing kindness to people, animals, and the environment. Teachers use the paper to supplement their science, reading, writing, and character education curricula. Topics covered in KIND News range from pet care to living with wildlife to getting along with peers. In the September 2005 issue of
Extractions: Select below to see your state affiliate website: -select state- AL AK AR AZ CA CO CT DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY Cara Bafile, Education World If your classroom seems like a zoo some days, don't worry. It's just the primal calls of students who need a captivating and engaging topic of study endangered species! This week, Education World puts the diversity of rare plants and animals to work in lessons that will tame the most ferocious of five- to fifteen-year-olds. As their populations dwindle, the number of endangered and threatened species catalogued by groups like the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to grow, drawing attention to the need for increased awareness about the plight of rare animals and plants. And because of their "wild" nature, students love endangered species. Take time out during this year's observance of Earth Day to focus on the rarest of gems endangered animals and plants with lessons that emphasize research and real-life! FIVE LESSONS FOR TEACHING ABOUT ENDANGERED SPECIES This week, Education World provides five lessons about endangered species. Click on each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)
Extractions: Lesson plan in which learners investigate the reintroduction of species into their natural habitats and research a species that is near extinction. Learners then create an informational poster and write a paper that explains the importance of preserving the endangered species. http://www.seaworld.org/endangered_species/esactivity.html
Radio Expeditions @ Nationalgeographic.com Suggestions for Teaching Biodiversity Have students draw pictures of endangeredanimals, their food sources, and their habitats. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/radiox/classroom.html
Extractions: Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade Illustrating Interdependence Through Role-Playing Illustrating Endangerment Have students draw pictures of endangered animals, their food sources, and their habitats. Discuss the consequences of removing a food source or habitat feature. Talk also about what it means for a species to be endangered, as opposed to threatened. (Endangered species are in immediate danger of extinction, while threatened species are declining in number and might become endangered if nothing is done to help them.)