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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Kristin Lingen_US
dc.contributor.authorGregory, M. Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorWood, B. Joelen_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-18T14:43:56Z
dc.date.available2013-07-18T14:43:56Z
dc.date.issued2003-04
dc.identifier.isbn0935835083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48446
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Natural Resources Conservation Workshop is held annually at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. The events of the weeklong workshop for high school students focus on four major areas of Georgia’s natural resources and include soil and water, wildlife, coastal resources, and forestry. Although much of the instruction is provided in a classroom setting, a field day is hosted each year that offers hands-on exercises to reinforce classroom lessons. For the past 3 years, interactive exercises in water pollution and aquatic ecology have been used to instruct students about water-quality issues. In the pollution exercise, each student plays a part in a story about a pristine lake that becomes more polluted as development occurs over time. The objective of the exercise is to foster the recognition that everyone contributes to water pollution; and, therefore, everyone is responsible for prevention and clean up. Students also learn more about the complexity of aquatic systems by donning waders and capturing and identifying aquatic invertebrates. This is an eye-opening experience for many students who were not even aware that these animals exist! These exercises increase students’ comprehension of water-resource issues, awareness of the roles and responsibilities of each person with regard to water resources, and appreciation for the complexity and diversity of aquatic systems.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2003. Poster Sessionen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectWater quality educationen_US
dc.subjectConservation educationen_US
dc.subjectWater pollutionen_US
dc.subjectAquatic ecologyen_US
dc.titleActive Learning — Water-Quality Education for Youth at the Annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop Field Day, Tifton, Georgiaen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUnited States. Natural Resources Conservation Serviceen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeological Survey (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US
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