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Enjoy 68 pages in full color. Wildlife Conservation I describes what wildlife conservation is about; the history of wildlife conservation in the United States, including the tale of bison and passenger pigeons; and the values of wildlife to people, including the wealth of services from nature, an area we are rapidly learning more about.
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Special school standards note to educators:
Welcome to Wildlife Conservation! We hope you find this curriculum to be a dynamic asset to your classroom. You may notice that in this particular series, the school standards are all listed together in the back of the book. In many Nebraska 4-H publications, we list a small set of specific standards in each lesson. The reason for this difference is actually really exciting! Each Wildlife manual is organized with background content at the front and activities or “fair exhibits” at the end. It is very important for youth to integrate all of the background content, plus their own research, into each activity. When youth complete the readings, do field or library research on their own, and then design an exhibit as a comprehensive learning experience or “lesson plan”, they are literally touching on almost every standard listed in the back of the book! How often do you have the potential to incorporate 75 different state and national standards into a learning experience?
Comments From The Author
Using Wildlife Conservation I in Different Geographic Locations
The manual generally is applicable broadly although the examples are generally planned to encompass Nebraska and the Great Plains; many species occur broadly but some (e.g., pheasants, pocket gophers, grasshopper sparrows) don’t occur in all states.
The first manual covers wildlife history in the U.S. with examples of the bison and Passenger Pigeon, and wildlife values (importance to human kind); these topics should be applicable throughout the U.S.
The introductory Kondor section is based on my experiences in a number of places, including Ohio, New York, Tennessee, Maryland, and Nebraska.
I see no reason why these manuals couldn’t be used throughout the U.S. The conservation concepts and life skills are generally universal.