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Helpful guides about on nature and environmental awareness issues, for students and teachers.

Treasures in the Sea: Our Bahamian Resources

Treasures in the Sea is a resource book that provides teachers with scientific information and engaging, hands-on activities that encourage students to discover, cherish, and protect the sea and all of its treasures. Designed especially for educators in The Bahamas, the book complements curriculum guidelines for grades three to six, though many of the activities may be adapted for younger or older students in formal and nonformal settings.Treasures in the Sea introduces marine conservation concepts by focusing on some of The Bahamas' most important marine species, and helps students understand life cycles, critical habitats, cultural and economic connections, and also the urgency of conservation and management.

 

Interpreting Biodiversity: A Manual for Environmental Educators in the Tropics

Containing the world's richest and most threatened biodiversity, the tropics are a critical area for environmental education. The CBC's Interpreting Biodiversity: A Manual for Environmental Educators in the Tropics (1999) was developed to meet the need for educational materials designed for the particular circumstances of educators and resource managers in tropical regions. Interpreting Biodiversity incorporates the experiences of CBC staff as well as information from a variety of resources on environmental interpretation. The 186-page manual outlines the design of an environmental interpretation program, covering exhibit design, interpretive presentations, community outreach activities, and evaluation methods. The manual has served as the basis for workshops linked with CBC field projects in Madagascar, Guatemala, and Bolivia.

Como Desarrollar Exhibiciones Interpretivas en Su Comunidad

Los centros interpretativos forman parte integral de los esfuerzos para lograr el mejor entendimiento de la temática de la conservación al nivel local. Esta guía es el resultado de las experiencias en 2002 de COBIMI (Conservación de la Biodiversidad para un Manejo Integrado), una colaboración entre el Centro para la Biodiversidad y la Conservación del Museo Americano de Historia Natural con las instituciones bolivianas la Colección Boliviana de Fauna, el Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado y el Museo Nacional de Historia Natural.

Un equipo de diseñadores de exhibiciones del Museo Americano con los pobladores del área Protegida Amboró desarrollaron planes para exhibiciones interpretativas en un taller y esa experiencia ha formado la base de la primera sección de la presente guía. La segunda sección de esta guía fue elaborada por Edgar Palma, consultor en el tema y residente en Guatemala. Su sección está basada en sus experiencias en las comunidades de Lagunillas y Agua Blanca en el área Protegida Apolobamba donde trabajó con los comunitarios y personal del museo de La Paz para realizar exhibiciones que muestran los atractivos de estos lugares.