Community Connections for Science Education

Community Connections for Science Education

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Field trips don't have to be grueling. This practical guide helps teachers work together with science educators in the community to avoid common pitfalls that interfere with the many science-learning opportunities that exist in museums, parks, and science centers. The book offers tips and strategies on selecting community resources for field trips, developing and evaluating educational materials, and even arranging transportation. Its message for teachers, parents, and school board members: don't overlook the many enriching activities available outside the classroom. The first chapter provides an introduction. The second chapter provides informal and formal science education opportunities. Chapter 3 discusses how to make initial contact, how to obtain educational materials, teacher and staff training, and administrative concerns. Chapter 4 lists recommendations for formal educators and informal sites, while Chapter 5 discusses ways of maintaining the relationships. (Contains 18 Web site sources.) (ASK)From before the American Revolution, to the close of World War II, the parks of Fort Sumter Group encompass American ... PARKS Program: a€œCoastal Discoveriesa€ Program Partner(s): 5th-grade teachers in Staten Island, New York Publicanbsp;...

Title:Community Connections for Science Education
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2001-01-01

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