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Land Use: Past, Present, and Future
In this laboratory activity students will gain an understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and be able to apply it to a (perhaps hypothetical) community project. In the process, they will learn the methods of investigating an environmental history and integrate this pursuit with sciences of ecology and geology along with environmental land use policy. While engaged in this activity students will come to understand and apply the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a class project, understand and execute geological and geographical analysis for the study area, understand the land use policy issues confronting the project, and make recommendations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
All Rights Reserved Copyright 2002 The Environmental Literacy Council.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-456
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Historical perspectives
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Environmental Literary Council'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The Environmental Literacy Council

Author: Edward Wells
Wilson College