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Ecotourism Discuss this eTheme.

These sites focus on ecotourism. Learn about this concept and the impact of ecotourism as well as how to be a responsible ecotourist. Includes examples, a video clip, lesson plans, and an interactive game related to ecotourism. There is a link to eThemes Resource on an overview of ecosystems.

Grades

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  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

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Learn about tourism and how to make it sustainable through information and case studies provided. NOTE: This site has a link leads to message board.
This is the largest and oldest international organization that generates and disseminates information about ecotourism. Includes information, projects, research, and resources which related to ecotourism.
Watch a video clip to see an impact of ecotourism from whale-watching boats.
This site provides information about ecolodges and ecotourism. Examine types of ecolodges and learn how to choose ecolodges that preserve the world's natural environment. A brief discussion about the broad issue of ecotourism is included. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites.
Read this news story about how flamingos create business in one community. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This lesson plan integrates economic concepts with ecotourism. In this lesson, students learn through several eco-tourism activities and calculate the potential profit for an eco-tourism entrepreneur. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Learn about tourism though an interactive game and activities. In this game, students develop an ecotourism project in the Amazon and learn how to make it sustainable.
In this lesson plan, students learn about the concept of ecotourism and culturally responsible tourism practices. NOTE: This site includes ads and there are some broken links.
These sites are an overview of ecosystems including what they are, how they are different from and related to habitats and biomes, and how to preserve ecosystems. Classroom activities and online exercises are included. There are links to eThemes resources on animal survival and habitats including overview, deserts, forests, grasslands, ponds and lakes, rainforests, tundras, wetlands, and mountains.

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