Week 1: Intro
Week 2:W2 Kayla’s take
Week 7:Reflection on Reading
Week 8: Fall Break!
Week 9: House meetin’
Week 10:Environment and Society
Week 11:Environmental Geography
Week 12:Week 12
Week 13:Week 13
Week 14: T.Hanks giving.
Week 15: Project Presentations
Week 16: Project Presentations
Additional Current Events:
Project Stuff: Project Proposal
1. Digital Portfolio
*This was my week to present. All questions that I asked the class are listed as bullet points under this link. I also have a short paragraph at the end that summarizes my final thoughts on this book.
2. Individual Assessment
My assessment for this course was emailed to you as a PDF document.
3. Course Project Report
My project report for this course was emailed to you as a Word document. However, the link below will take you to my PowerPoint presentation. I hope it works.
Here is the link to my project report that can also be found on the blog:
Documenting the Ecological Necessity of Insects at Stratford Ecological Center
Allie Smith, Dr. Laurel Anderson, Dave Noble, & Stratford Ecological Center
My project for this course was divided into two smaller projects that were related to one another. My first goal was to establish a butterfly transect at Stratford Ecological Center, and the second goal was to develop an insect guide of specimens found at Stratford. I had been in contact with Stratford since August, and we were able to establish the transect within the first week of the semester. The transect ran at a total of 0.92 miles in length and passed through several different types of habitat, including prairie and woodland areas. I obtained a butterfly monitoring data sheet from a contact at the Wilds for Stratford to use in the future. I also wrote up instructions for Stratford to use in future butterfly surveys. Over the course of the semester, I was able to conduct a total of six surveys. I observed 19 species and 795 individuals. Volunteers will be needed for future surveys. The insect guide was not fully established, but photos and identifications were still recorded. Over 100 photos were taken, most of them from Stratford but some taken from the Ohio Wesleyan University insect collection. It was decided that a future student will need to continue this project in order for the insect guide to be fully developed.
- My project was water testing in the Delware run, it did not quite go as plan but I am confident in the foundation of information I have created, and I am more than willing to help throughout the testing months.
- Project Title: E. coli testing of the Delaware Run
- Name(s): Ashley McCracken
- summary:Even though this project was orginally intedned to have a single set of testing done before mid-October the plan didn’t happen. The focus then changed to the creation of methods for testing site sampling procedures as well as creation of a data sheet which would allow the data to be easily inserted. Both of these went over extremely well and have electronic copies that can be used for all data entry. By standardizing the sampling methods we can ensure results are more specific and not subjected to outside source contaminations, BY eliminating these factors our results will be more accurate and time will be well spent for preparation, sampling, testing, and data recording.
Contacts: Janelle Valdingerfirstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Cicerchi- email@example.com
All psotings except for those sepearted were wrote, blog posting and environmental news piece for the week.
I found this book to have beautiful wording, but it was much like reading a story I had no interest in. The exploration of the area that is both wilderness but is tainted is humbling. The first part is snake hill, how it rises from the marshy land and appears to be. The way the story both glorifies the area but tells of why people have problems. I really enjoyed reading that it was resilent to change that it would suck down building that attempted to encroach in its musty, buggy, and watery home. Over all the meadow lands are a type of wilderness, that sits just outside the busy city, full of garbage and life, resilent to change.
The trouble with wilderness
I enjoy how he criticizes our view of wilderness. The truth is it varies from person to person, but as the modern world evolves so does the wilderness that is available to us. Cronon argues that by conceptualizing wilderness as a place void of humans, a place untouched and out there, we leave ourselves little room to discover a place for ourselves within it, and that the idea of wilderness being seperated from humans as a whole makes our understanding of it that much less