Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators

Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This lesson plan provides educators with a lesson plan for grades 5-8 about coral reefs
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Impact of Climate Range on the Desert Pupfish

Impact of Climate Range on the Desert Pupfish

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This activity is a resource for teachers of grades 5-8 to conduct a lesson on the impact of climate change on a specific species.
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Biodiversity Loss, the Motivation Problem, and the Future of Conservation Education in the United States

Biodiversity Loss, the Motivation Problem, and the Future of Conservation Education in the United States

Date: December 2011
Creator: Grove-Fanning, William
Description: The purpose of this dissertation is to make sense of two sets of reactions. On the one hand, Americans can barely lift a finger to help threatened and endangered species while on the other, they routinely come to the aid of human victims of disaster. I argue that in contrast to cases of human tragedy, for the biodiversity crisis conservationists are faced not only with the familiar yet arduous task of motivating the American public to care for living other-than-humans, but they are also saddled with having to overcome the motivation problem of future ethics. The motivation problem consists in eliminating or bridging a motivational gap that lies between knowledge of the effects of our actions on future generations and action taken based upon such knowledge. The gap exists because motives that typically move people to action are either ineffective or unavailable. What is more, the gap influences not only our ability to care for future humans, but it affects our ability to care for future other-than-humans as well. Biodiversity loss is in fact a subset of the problem of future generations, an identification hitherto little appreciated. I argue that conservationists can overcome the motivational gap not by appealing directly ...
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Organic Act of the Environmental Protection Personnel Training Institute, Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan

Organic Act of the Environmental Protection Personnel Training Institute, Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan

Date: January 18, 1995
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- )
Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) in order to support the training of government officials in certain areas of environmental regulation, assessment, inspection, arbitration, and enforcement.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 1, Number 2, 2003

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 1, Number 2, 2003

Date: 2003
Creator: unknown
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to recycling and ecological footprints.
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Natural Allies: Engaging Civil Society in UNEP's Work

Natural Allies: Engaging Civil Society in UNEP's Work

Date: 2009
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication is intended to catalyze social and political change in order to improve resource efficiency and reduce emissions.
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Ten Principles for Biocultural Conservation at the Southern Tip of the Americas: The approach of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park

Ten Principles for Biocultural Conservation at the Southern Tip of the Americas: The approach of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park

Date: 2006
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Massardo, Francisca; Anderson, Christopher B.; Heidinger, Kurt & Silander, John August, 1945-
Description: This article discusses ten principles for biocultural conservation at the southern tip of the Americas. The article focuses on a case study at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in Chile.
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Ecoregion: Caribbean

Ecoregion: Caribbean

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This document is part of a set of educational resources for educators to encourage climate literacy.
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Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators

Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This is a lesson plan for grade levels 5-8 that guides educators through a lesson about coral reef ecology and how climate change affects the growth of coral reefs.
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Effects of a Water Conservation Education Program on Water Use in Single-family Homes in Dallas, Texas

Effects of a Water Conservation Education Program on Water Use in Single-family Homes in Dallas, Texas

Date: December 2014
Creator: Serna, Victoria Faubion
Description: The City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI) is a hands-on, inquiry-based, K-12 water conservation education program that teaches students concepts about water and specific water conservation behaviors. Few descriptions and evaluations, especially quantitative in nature, of water conservation education programs have previously been conducted in the literature. This research measured the quantitative effects and impacts of the education program on water use in single-family homes in Dallas, Texas. A total of 2,122 students in 104 classrooms at three schools in the Dallas Independent School District received hands-on, inquiry-based water conservation education lessons and the average monthly water use (in gallons) in single-family homes was analyzed to measure whether or not there was a change in water use. The results showed that over a period of one calendar year the water use in the single-family homes within each school zone and throughout the entire research area in this study experienced a statistically significant decrease in water use of approximately 501 gallons per home per month (independent, t-test, p>0.001). Data from this research suggests that EEI is playing a role in decreasing the amount of water used for residential purposes. Additionally, this research demonstrates the use of a quantitative tool by ...
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