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Wildlife Prairie State Park: Experience Local Ecology Michelle R. Edgcomb C&I 578 Fall 2009.

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1 Wildlife Prairie State Park: Experience Local Ecology Michelle R. Edgcomb C&I 578 Fall 2009

2 More foreign than a rainforest?

3 Potential of Parks Entertainment Conservation Education

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5 Activity one: Prescriptive design for ecology educators Activity two: Descriptive design for middle school students

6 Audience one Educators Grades 7-12 Ecology Environmental Science

7 ... that does not require reading a single sign Challenge: Design a learning experience...

8 CamouflageExtirpation Habitat designPredator/prey

9 Audience two Students Grades 7-8 Local ecology

10 Collect and record data Features of organisms Environmental structure Interest in prairie ecosystem Adaptations of native species Influence of humans on ecosystem Measure distribution plants or animals Record adaptations/ behaviors of native species Visually and verbally show human impact

11 Ethogram Quadrant study Journal Video Short story

12 Is this normal deer behavior to you? Filming a fawn in the park

13 References Kearsley, G. (2009). Theory into Practice Database, The Theories. Retrieved October 4, 2009 from Landa, L. (1983). Theories of learning and instruction: An analysis of their relationships and interactions. In C. M. Reigeluth (Ed.) Instructional-design theories and models: An Overview of their current status (pp ). Reigeluth, C. (1983) Instructional design: What is it and why is it? In C. M. Reigeluth (Ed.) Instructional-design theories and models: An Overview of their current status (pp ).

14 Friday Family Prairie, outside of Byron, IL, September 2009 Wildlife Prairie State Park, outside of Peoria, IL, October 2009 Picture Locales


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