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Teaching wildlife conservation as a part of biology in the secondary school

Hooser, John Archie
Scope of Study: Conservationists agree that the greatest hope for the disappearing wildlife is education. The study of biology provides a natural approach to the development of conservation concepts and practices. This report involved a study of the most common wildlife of Oklahoma. It lists several suggested activities suitable for biology classes. It also presents lists of films and reference books pertaining to various birds and mammals. The research materials used were books and pamphlets dealing with conservation of wildlife.
Findings and Conclusions: Wild animals are among this nations most valuable resources. They play an important role in the natural processes of the world. Many birds and small land animals help control insects. Songbirds and ornamental birds delight the ear and eye of man. Wild animals provide recreation, skins, fur, and food, and make our surroundings more interesting. Given a chance, wildlife will restore itself faster than any other resource. By teaching wildlife conservation as a part of biology many young citizens can learn the importance of perpetuating the wildlife of this nation. Conservation and good citizenship go hand in hand.