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close this bookEnvironmental Education in the Schools (Peace Corps, 1993)
close this folderActivities, activities and more activities
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentUsing the senses
View the documentAdopt-a-tree
View the documentDuplication
View the documentMusic/rap/dance/drama
View the documentGarbage shuffle
View the documentThe rain forest revue
View the documentThe all new water review
View the documentOriginal skit
View the documentBotswana adaptation
View the documentA conservation drama - Trouble in Tikonkowo
View the documentThe awful eight
View the documentRole plays and other simulations
View the documentThe commons dilemma
View the documentKey mangrove: A system in conflict
View the documentChange in a mangrove ecosystem
View the documentKey mangrove: A conflict of interests
View the documentPoints of view
View the documentMining on the moon
View the documentMining on the moon: Part 1
View the documentMining on the moon: Part 2
View the documentThe reading and writing connection
View the documentFolk stories
View the documentSelected quotes
View the documentA heated controversy
View the documentA heated controversy: Part 1
View the documentA heated controversy: Part 2
View the documentAn environmental education tool - The creative journal
View the documentCubatao: New life in the Valley of Death
View the documentA letter from the village health worker - Clean water for elemit
View the documentLife without oil
View the documentPoetry
View the documentAway with waste!
View the documentAway on the bay
View the documentPicture poetry
View the documentShades of meaning
View the documentPoetry trail
View the documentPoetry trail activity sheet
View the documentCartoons, fantasy, and creative
View the documentThe rare scare
View the documentCartoons and headlines
View the documentHoley ozone!
View the documentGuided imagery
View the documentFlight of fantasy
View the documentRiparian retreat
View the documentWater wings
View the documentDemonstrations
View the documentOur watery world
View the documentKeep on truckin'
View the documentHow do polyps build reefs?
View the documentInvestigations and experiments
View the documentAcid tests
View the documentAcid demonstrations: Part I
View the documentAcid demonstrations: Part II
View the documentAcid test follow-up
View the documentHow can an oil spill be cleaned up?
View the documentThe case for case studies
View the documentAre we creating deserts? - The Sahel famine
View the documentStudent information - Famine in the Sahel: A case study
View the documentDesertification
View the documentSustainable development
View the documentDefining sustainable development: Part 1
View the documentDefining sustainable development: Part 2
View the documentCase study: United States: Part 3
View the documentCase study: Thailand: Part 4
View the documentCase study: Tanzania: Part 5
View the documentMoral dilemmas
View the documentThe flying foxes of Samoa
View the documentHarry Carter's grain company
View the documentScenario: Harry Carter's grain company: Part 1
View the documentScenario: Harry Carter's grain company: Part 2
View the documentScenario: Harry Carter's grain company: Part 3
View the documentHard choices
View the documentStarving nation
View the documentConcept mapping and webbing
View the documentAqua words
View the documentInfusion activity for environmental health
View the documentIssue webbing
View the documentField trips
View the documentAt the dump and postcards from the field
View the documentThe garbage dump field trip worksheet
View the documentSeaside adventure
View the documentDebates
View the documentTough choices
View the documentThe issues
View the documentSurveys
View the documentGlass and metal waste questionnaire
View the documentModel questionnaire
View the documentData summary sheet
View the documentRivers through time
View the documentWhat do people think?
View the documentGames
View the documentPollution bingo
View the documentMammal know-it-all
View the documentMammal questions
View the documentBat and moth
View the documentBranching out: Bat math
View the documentThe urban explosion
View the documentFour urban activities
View the documentVandalism: Disordered communications
View the documentFlooded streets
View the documentGetting outside
View the documentExpanding sensory perception
View the documentWeather scavenger hunt
View the documentInsect bingo
View the documentResearch/guest speakers
View the documentDesert quest
View the documentValues and attitudes
View the documentRare bird eggs for sale
View the documentWhat would you do?
View the documentAgricultural practices (A)
View the documentAgricultural practices (B)
View the documentWhy save rain forests?
View the documentThinking about thinking skills
View the documentThe great swamp debate
View the documentGo with the flow
View the documentDragonfly pond
View the documentCooperative learning activities
View the documentJungle sleuths
View the documentAnswers to scenarios
View the documentSuper-sleuth scenarios: Part 1
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View the documentWe can all be experts
View the documentExpert cards: Part 1
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View the documentRaters of the planet ECO
View the documentLiven up your classroom
View the documentA web on the wall
View the documentBuilding the bulletin board
View the documentMembers of the web
View the documentA look at four food chains
View the documentThe interdisciplinary connection
View the documentPollution pathways
View the documentTracking the radiation (day 2- day 10)
View the documentPollution pathways (A)
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View the documentSizing up reserves
View the documentSizing up reserves (A)
View the documentScience/technology/society
View the documentChallenge technology
View the documentTechnology challenges
View the documentAdditional challenges (developed for the South Pacific)
View the documentThe ''good'' bacteria controversy
View the documentTaking action for the planet

Additional challenges (developed for the South Pacific)


Many farmers use pesticides to kill insects that damage their crops. Unfortunately, these pesticides often harm birds and other animals. Pesticides also contaminate water supplies.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Invent a safer way to control crop-eating insects.


Many people use explosives and poisons to catch reef fish. In many cases, more fish are killed than needed And in most areas, many reef animals are also killed by the explosives and poison.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Invent a safer way to fish.


Livestock, such as sheep, goats, and pigs, have been introduced to many tropical islands. The livestock roam the steep hillsides, eating much of the vegetation and loosening the soil with their hooves. Heavy rains wash the soils and manure from the denuded land into rivers and other bodies of water. The manure and silt pollute fragile aquatic habitats where young fish and other marine and freshwater creatures grow up. As a result, the number of fish in some areas has decreased.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Invent ways to avoid the siltation and pollution caused by livestock.


In many cities around the world, cars are the major means of transportation. They're also one of the major causes of air pollution. With so many people driving their cars every day, there's a lot of traffic. A great deal of air pollution is created by cars while they're stuck in traffic.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Invent a better form of transportation that's appropriate for your area.


Coral reefs are a favorite place for scuba divers, snorkelers, sailors, and people who fish. All of these people take boats across the water and drop anchor above the reef. But these anchors often damage the coral, particularly when they've been set improperly, so that hey drag along the sea bottom as the boat drifts. In some popular scuba and fishing spots, damage from anchors has become a significant threat to the beauty and survival of the coral reef.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Invent a way to decrease the damage from the small ships anchoring at a coral reef.


Bongos are tasty snack foods that are packaged in handy, single-sized servings. But once the snacks are eaten people toss the plastic wrappers away. Most of the wrappers end up in dumps that are already overflowing. And many toxic by-products are created when plastic is manufactured or burned.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Invent a better way to package Bongos and other snack foods.


Nets mad of plastic are causing problems for marine animals. Unlike nets made of cotton, manila rope, or other natural fibers that disintegrate in a matter of months, plastic nets are very durable and can last for years and years.

That makes net mending less of a chore for fishers. But it has caused another big problem: ghost fishing. Nets and fishing line are frequently lost when people fish or travel. After a plastic net is lost, it can continue trapping fish - for years. "Ghost fishing" nets can trap seals, sea lions, dolphins, seabirds, and fish. One mile-wide ghost fishing net found in the North Pacific had trapped 99 seabirds that had tried to eat the fish already snared in the net.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Invent a way to fish efficiently without contributing to the ghost fishing problem.