Exploring Europe's Environment


International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




Wright, D.R. and Poulton, P. (2000), "Exploring Europe's Environment", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 1 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2000.24901aae.006



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Exploring Europe's Environment

Exploring Europe's Environment

David R. Wright and Prue Poulton

Keywords: Multimedia, Learning, Environment, Case studies

This is a unique international educational resource about Europe's environment, developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature, and based on the wealth of material in the acclaimed Europe's Environment, produced by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The Data Bulletin software enables pupils from 11-16 to investigate environmental issues through a wide variety of text, maps, photographs and statistical data, presented in four focus sections: Water and Rivers, Coasts and Seas, Forests, and Urban Areas.

The IBM-compatible disk contains a collection of up to date information and real life case studies from WWF National Organisations and schools across Europe involved in environmental projects (some in original language versions). Flexible software with simple exporting means that users can view, select and export items into word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheet packages. Exported materials can then be used in a variety of ways: in pupil workbooks and coursework investigations, or by teachers developing their own classroom materials, pupil resource sheets and OHPs.

The comprehensive, 128-page teacher's handbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with the software, and offers background notes, practical activities developed by teachers across Europe, resource sheets reproducing key items from the disk, plus pupil worksheets. The activities are multi-disciplinary: they cover key areas of science, geography, maths and English, but will also be of use to language teachers and for practising IT skills.

Handbook contents:

  • Introduction

  • Introductory Activities

  • Water and Rivers

  • Coasts and Seas

  • Forests

  • Urban Areas

  • Guide to Using the Data Bulletin Software

Software contents:

  • What's in this Bulletin?

  • Text, Graphics and Tabular Data.

  • About the Project.

  • Pen Friends.

  • About WWF.

  • About EEA.

Published in association with EEA and WWF. Includes 3.5" IBM-compatible Disk plus Teacher's Handbook; £19.95 Spiral-bound paperback, ISBN 1 85383 442 4, 130 pages.

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