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Environmental Education And High School Backpacking, David Russell Ficke Jan 2005

Environmental Education And High School Backpacking, David Russell Ficke

Theses Digitization Project

The call of the wilderness resonates in all of our hearts, with the desire to get in touch with nature and experience wilderness at some level. This project gives the high school teacher the practical resources necessary to share the passion of being in the wilderness with high school students.


Faculty Training Manual-- Academic Component: International Student Volunteers, Jessica Sue Niven Jan 2005

Faculty Training Manual-- Academic Component: International Student Volunteers, Jessica Sue Niven

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to develop a training manual that will provide a common foundation for all faculty, regardless of their academic field and to take a comprehensive approach to teaching and understanding environmental education within the context of different cultures. It looks at what shapes environmental attitudes and how these attitudes vary between cultures.


Environmental Education At Its Best: Helping At-Risk Latino Youth Help Themselves And Our Environment, Gregg Walter Mitchell Jan 2005

Environmental Education At Its Best: Helping At-Risk Latino Youth Help Themselves And Our Environment, Gregg Walter Mitchell

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to help at-risk Latino youth through environmental education programs. An integral aspect of this project included hands-on and interactive experiences at several education sites throughout the State of California. These site visits included the following institutions: Yosemite Institute, Chapman Ranch, Orange County Outdoor Science School, University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, Catalina Island Camps, Camp Oaks, Wildlands Conservancy (Oak Glen), St. James Reserve, and Alvarado-Jensen Ranch.


Planting The Seeds Of Environmental Sensitivity Using Children's Literature, Kristin Alayne Sanderson Jan 2005

Planting The Seeds Of Environmental Sensitivity Using Children's Literature, Kristin Alayne Sanderson

Theses Digitization Project

This project is aimed at helping children in elementary grades 1-6 develop a deep awareness of and empathy for the environment through children's fictional literature. This project takes a selection of children's books that encourage feelings of love, respect, and concern for the environment, and pairs them with an array of activities that put children more in touch with our planet and its problems. This combination of shared stories and related activities may be influential in developing environmental sensitivity in young children.


Significant Life Experiences Of Naturalists, Kathleen Marie Mitchell Jan 2005

Significant Life Experiences Of Naturalists, Kathleen Marie Mitchell

Theses Digitization Project

This research study addressed a current topic of interest in the environmental education community: How can people of non-European origin be recruited into the field of outdoor and environmental education?


Instructor Field Manual For Camp Highland Outdoor Science School, Maleah Lynne Mcpherson Jan 2005

Instructor Field Manual For Camp Highland Outdoor Science School, Maleah Lynne Mcpherson

Theses Digitization Project

This project was designed to help instructors at Camp Highland Outdoor Science School in Cherry Valley, California. The camp is drsinged for fifth and sixth grade students. The manual would be a useful tool for instructors to reference information to assist in lession planning and activities. It would familiarize them with the local natual history in the area including geology, climate, plants and Native Americans.


Discovering The Path To Indian Uses Of Native California Plants: A Family Activity Guide For The Native Plant Garden At The San Bernardino County Museum, Lauren Anne Trish Holman Jan 2005

Discovering The Path To Indian Uses Of Native California Plants: A Family Activity Guide For The Native Plant Garden At The San Bernardino County Museum, Lauren Anne Trish Holman

Theses Digitization Project

The objective of this project is to develop an activity guide for the California native plant trail located adjacent to the San Bernardino County Museum that allows families to discover native California plants while increasing environmental and cultural sensitivity.


Source Evaluation And Selection For Interpretation In Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks, Lacey Elizabeth Moore Jan 2005

Source Evaluation And Selection For Interpretation In Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks, Lacey Elizabeth Moore

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to aid interpreters in evaluation sources (research material) for use in interpretive presentations and programs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This was done by illustrating the need for source evaluation and then developing the guidelines for selecting, evaluating, and most effectively using various sources in the development of interpretive programs in the National Parks Services (NPS).


Outdoor Nature Program For Azalea Trails Girl Scout Resident Camp, Diana Lynn Robinson Jan 2004

Outdoor Nature Program For Azalea Trails Girl Scout Resident Camp, Diana Lynn Robinson

Theses Digitization Project

This project offers a nature program that can be implemented into youth camp programs. Outdoor Residential Camp programs offered by youth organizations provide an outdoor camp experience for many children in the communty. Many offer participants resident summer camp programs which is a perfect venue for the outdoor experience. Children exposed to outdoor experiences develop a greater sense of responsibility to the natural environment around them. The schools are not doing enough to educate youth about the natural environment. This project was written specifically for the Azalea Trails Girl Scout Camp located in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California ...


Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Of Coachella Valley, Frances Jolene Cassano Jan 2004

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Of Coachella Valley, Frances Jolene Cassano

Theses Digitization Project

This project investigates federal, state and local agencies and organizations that are key sources of information about Peninsular bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis cremnobates) to determine the extent of the agencies' environmental education and awareness programs related to the sheep. The agencies and organizations investigated include: Bureau of Land Management, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park, Bighorn Institute, Natural Science Collaborative of the Desert Region and California Desert Managers Group. Recommendations about future educational and interpretive programs are included.


A Program For Teaching Environmental Issues In Taiwanese Junior High Schools, Ruen-Ting Huang Jan 2004

A Program For Teaching Environmental Issues In Taiwanese Junior High Schools, Ruen-Ting Huang

Theses Digitization Project

This project is designed for junior high school teachers who wish to initiate environmental issues-based education in Taiwan. It addresses the current education at junior high schools and important environmental issues in Taiwan, presenting instructional strategies for teaching controversial environmental issues. The appendix of the project is an original design for a systematic environmental issues curriculum, including student-centered and teacher-centered activities that could be integrated into curricula on related subjects. Lessons include the environmental awareness, ethics, skills for analyzing issues, research skills, debate practice, negotiation practice, and projects.


Inquiry Learning In The Earth Science Classroom, Jeni Kimberly Williams Jan 2004

Inquiry Learning In The Earth Science Classroom, Jeni Kimberly Williams

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to develop a handbook of inquiry activities that can be used in high school Earth sciences.


Night Of The Twisters: A Comprehensive Unit, Shawn Davis Brown Jan 2004

Night Of The Twisters: A Comprehensive Unit, Shawn Davis Brown

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to develop a comprehensive literature unit that integrates essential meteorology study within the relevant chapters of the book. Since the development of such a unit needed to encompass much more than merely the reading of the book and the study of applicable meteorological material, a multi-faceted literature experience was designed.


No Place Like Home: Using Local Surroundings And History To Implement Environmental Education, Brian Craig Snow Jan 2004

No Place Like Home: Using Local Surroundings And History To Implement Environmental Education, Brian Craig Snow

Theses Digitization Project

This project is designed to use the strategies of environmental education to teach fourth grade curriculum. By learning about the San Bernardino Mountain's ecology, the hope is that students will discover the importance of these natural systems and stimulate their interest and awareness of the natural world.