Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Department name when degree awarded
Fisheries and Wildlife
Frederic H. Wagner
Several aspects of natural-resources education were explored in this study. First, a statewide survey of science, social studies, and elementary teachers was conducted to determine the current form and extent of natural-resources education in Utah. Returns were received from 51% of the surveyed teachers. The percent of time devoted to natural resources, the factors affecting natural-resources instruction, and the need to improve that instruction were assessed.
Utilizing that information, the Natural-Resources Curriculum Framework was developed. The Framework is designed to provide educators with the essential concepts to be included in a comprehensive natural-resources program.
Finally, examples of classroom support materials were created as extensions of the Framework. These materials, specifically designed for geography teachers, cover a wide variety of concepts involving natural resources.
Van Niel, John J., "Natural-Resources Education in Utah's Public Schools" (1990). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6465.