Environment: The Real Thing

The fourth-graders at Gaines Road Elementary School in Athens, Ga., cluster before a brightly colored 30-by-45-in. game board. It depicts a small city complete with houses, stores and factories all encircled by forests, ponds, a marsh and a river. The teacher proposes that an airport be built over the marsh and a marina along the river. Both projects are quickly voted down by the youngsters —for sound ecological reasons.

"Make Your Own World" is a delightful teaching aid that Coca-Cola includes in its new ecology kit, a promotional giveaway for school boards. To...

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