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”