Video-Tape Programs For Fisheries And Wildlife Education

Fisheries and wildlife education is plagued by the impossibility of giving students the extensive field experience which future employers desire. A practical solution is the creation of specially prepared videotape programs illustrating actual field techniques. A series of approximately 10 programs in each discipline would provide a standardized instructional unit for undergraduate training at more than 500 colleges and universities and for in-service training in state and federal agencies. Such programs offer several advantages over traditional lectures or slide programs. Video-tape programs can be used in both auto-tutorial and standard format classes. Slide programs and films can be put in video-tape format, eliminating technical and theft problems. Current cost of professional services and materials for producing a 10-20 minute program, including field taping, editing, narration, aDd special effects is approximately $4,500. Costs of study carrels equipped for video-tape programs is currently $2,000, but will decline in future years. The cost of each copy of a 3D-minute program is less than $20.

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