Digital Portfolio: Kayla

December 14, 2018

Week 1: Intro

Week 2:W2 Kayla’s take

Week 3:Desert Solitaire Reflection-Kayla

Week 4:Week 4- The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse

Week 5:Reading and Environmental news (Kayla)

Week 6:Reading

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:

Environmental news

Environmental news

Project Stuff: Project Proposal

Allie Smith – Final Blog Post (Digital Portfolio, Individual Assessment, & Course Project Report)

December 14, 2018

1. Digital Portfolio

Week 2 – Sullivan’s The Meadowlands + Cronon’s The Trouble With Wilderness + Environmental News Item

Week 3 – Abbey’s Desert Solitaire + Environmental News Item

Week 4 – Bruckner’s The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse + Environmental News Item

Week 5 – Coates’ Nature part 1 + Environmental News Item

Week 6 – Coates’ Nature part 2 + Environmental News Item

Week 7 – Foer’s Eating Animals + Environmental News Item

Week 10 – Hintz’s, Robbins’, and Moore’s Environment and Society part 1 + Environmental News Item

Week 11 – Hintz’s, Robbins’, and Moore’s Environment and Society part 2 + Environmental News Item

*Week 12 – Urbanik’s Placing Animals + Environmental News Item

*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.

Week 13 – Stoknes’ WWTAWWTNTAGW + Environmental News Item

Project Proposal


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.

Project Presentation: Documenting the Ecological Necessity of Insects at Stratford Ecological Center

Here is the link to my project report that can also be found on the blog:

Final Project Report

Allie Smith – Final Project Report

December 14, 2018

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.

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E.coli testing of the Delaware Run

December 14, 2018
  • 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

Caroline Cicerchi-

  • e.coli data sheet

Quanti-tray system and methodology

Final Posting

December 14, 2018

All psotings except for those sepearted were wrote, blog posting and environmental news piece for the week.

Week 1 introduction and posting

SUllivan-the meadow lands
Desert solitare
Enviro news-week 3 w/ desert solitare
FAntacism of the apocolypse- present by me
Project proposal
Nature week 1
Nature week 2Eating Animals

Environment and Society

Environment and society 2

PLacing AnimalsWhat We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action

The Meadow Lands

December 14, 2018

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


GEOG 360 Digital Portfolio

December 14, 2018

GEOG 360 Digital Portfolio

Project PowerPoint

Project Report

Week 2 – “The Trouble with Wilderness” & “The Meadowlands”

Week 3 – “Desert Solitaire”

Week 4 – “The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse”

Week 5 – “Nature” (First Part)

Week 6 – “Nature” (Part 2)

Week 7 – “Eating Animals”

Week 9 – Good News Current Event

Week 10 – Environment and Society” (Part 1)

Week 11 – “Environment and Society” (Part 2)

Week 12 – “Placing Animals”

Week 13 – “What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action”


Week 5

December 14, 2018

Nature” (First Part)

Since the beginning, nature had distinctive undertones, the Greeks thought of nature had turned into a question of devotion in its very own right, supplied with an ethical reason and significance free of humankind. In the Middle Ages, individuals just wandered into nature to conceptualize their hypotheses. It’s intriguing how much the significance of nature has changed radically from the beginning of time, particularly with our mechanical/technological advances and changes in needs. Considering nature the outside and the creatures inside the earth then one can understand that the one’s own existence is modest in contrast with the Earth that is likewise a little spot in contrast with the universe.

Environmental News

Two new marine stops that together make up a zone the measure of Hungary have been made in the Patagonian Sea. One is called Yaganes and is found simply off the southern tip of Argentina. The other, Namuncurá-Burdwood Bank II, is in the South Atlantic. Together, they make up 37,000 square miles of marine protected areas (MPAs) overflowing with ocean animals, a significant number of which are delegated compromised species. Bits of these new MPAs have stayed flawless as a matter of course of their remoteness, and the Argentinian government’s choice to secure them guarantees that the marine environments will remain as such. Progressives are trusting this move flags a move toward more grounded protection measures in the nation. Not just in light of the fact that the choice assigns an increasingly ensured area, yet in addition since it accompanies a legitimate structure to uphold the new limitations.


Week 9

December 14, 2018

Environmental News

Back in the mid-1990s, following fifteen years of common war, with two militaries treating Gorongosa as a war zone, executing its untamed life for meat to sustain warriors and for ivory to purchase arms, the place was in destruction. It moped for over 10 years until, in 2004, the Gorongosa Restoration Project started, as an organization between the Mozambican government and the U.S.- based Carr Foundation. Noteworthy since only 2014, quantities of impala, kudu, and nyala (gazelle) are unequivocally up as well. In excess of five hundred hippos cool themselves in the waters of Gorongosa’s Lake Urema and its adjacent streams on a given evening. Warthogs are plentiful to the point that you may discover two dozing under your yard at the Gorongosa lodging. Waterbuck are far up, to an excess of 55,000 head, offering declaration on the nature of Gorongosa floodplain living space and heaps of potential nourishment for lions, wild puppies, and panthers. Elephants have bounced back, more than 550 of them now, however, Greg Carr and his associates yearn toward some more.


Week 13

December 14, 2018

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action”

Stoknes’ gives several primary resistances that shield individuals from recognizing the requirement for change: far off, fate, disharmony, forswearing, etc. Also, it isn’t so much that individuals couldn’t care less about the profoundly dubious issue, it is that individuals can’t see that there are compelling arrangements. The stress of environmental change is frequently pushed crazy to concentrate on concerns nearer to us, for example, family, well-being, and instruction/work. For instance, how we ought to do any other way and how these new methodologies demonstrating powerful, rather, we have to locate an alternate way to deal with discovering methods for drawing in that run with the transformative stream of the human personality. Taking a shot at interpersonal organizations, we ought to abstain from confining environmental change with adverse meanings: a calamity, significant expenses, and numerous penances. We ought to send steady framings by situating environmental change as open doors for more astute development answers for urban areas and organizations, or as a national protection issue and/or general wellbeing concern. We ought not to dispose of the hopelessness and sorrow out of the term environmental change; however, it is to a greater degree an individual misery, an inclination inside us and in our psyches. The progress to vulnerability to managing environmental change by tolerating sadness. Only up to that point, we can completely acknowledge the condition of our atmosphere and move from powerless despondency to gratefulness and re-commitment.

Environmental News

A dead sperm whale that washed aground in eastern Indonesia had expended an alarming gathering of plastic waste, including 115 drinking mugs, 25 plastic sacks, plastic jugs, two flip-flops and a pack containing in excess of 1,000 bits of string. Altogether, the plastic substance of the whale’s stomach weighed 13.2 pound (six kilograms). The spoiling corpse of the 31-foot (9.5-meter) whale was discovered Monday in shallow waters simply off Kapota Island in the Wakatobi National Park, as indicated by news reports. Indonesia, with a populace of 263 million individuals and 34,000 miles (54,716 kilometers) of coastline, positioned second, behind China, on a rundown of the best 20 most noticeably awful polluters of plastic junk to the world’s sea, as per a recent report that found 192 waterfront nations contribute a joined aggregate of 8.5 million tons of plastic waste to the seas consistently.