A Teacher's Guide to the TULE ELK COURSE CURRICULUM PRODUCT
This course is a part of the Nature Based Teaching "Teacher's" Nature Series and is an introduction to a flagship species of North America, the Tule Elk. It provides an incredible case study of a species that was brought back from the brink of extinction through the efforts of leaders at the federal, state and local levels of government as well as citizen activists! This curriculum provides a model for you, as the teacher, and your students to explore the rapidly growing and hopeful fields of study including Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology! This Course Curriculum includes Course Learning Objectives focused on your local region as well as areas with Tule Elk, Course Assignments, Course Instructor Guidelines, Student Performance Evaluation techniques and a detailed overview of the Tule Elk Course Vocabulary, Content and other Topics for Students and Student Teams to explore over an entire semester or academic year! This is a Nature Based Teaching FREE PRODUCT for teachers!
I wanted to make a difference in the lives of students and believe a
connection to nature and nature's teachings truly changes their lives! While I taught for over 27 years at a Community College, I wrote and
developed over 30 courses in Environmental Science, Environmental
Studies, Nature Based Learning, Stewardship, Leadership, Team Building
and Sustainability including lesson plans, guides and teaching
strategies that truly impact student learning in the classroom!
What I observed and learned while teaching Nature Based topics every day
even surprised me! The impact of these courses and topics on students'
lives was amazing! The most common statement by students was "why
didn't I learn this sooner"! Connecting students to nature and the
Earth Systems is life changing, motivates and engages students and helps
them look beyond themselves.
I am convinced that these Earth Lessons and topics should be taught
every day in every school and college in every community, state and
nation! I want to make these Nature Based Teaching lessons more
accessible to teachers and help educators learn from my experiences.