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 ENV/100

Principles of Environmental Science

 

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ENV 100 Week 1 Balancing Ecosystems
 

Resource: Gamescape Episode 1 and Ch. 5 and 6 of Visualizing Environmental Science.

Complete Episode 1: “Balancing Ecosystems” of Gamescape.

Write a 400- to 800-word letter to the City Council in neighboring Glimmerville. In your letter, explain the situation with the Grass Carp and some of the challenges faced in restoring balance to Sparksville’s aquatic ecosystem. Since Glimmerville is experiencing a similar situation, provide advice on how to restore their lake ecosystem. Ensure that each of the following required elements are explicilty addressed in your letter: 

 

 

 

What is ecosystem balance?
 

 

Which reduction factors and which growth factors impacted ecosystem balance in Episode 1?
 

 

Based on Episode 1 and the assigned readings, describe how invasive species might impact the natural selection of the native species within a habitat? Describe how native and invasive species affect the flow of energy in an ecosystem?
 

 

Describe four possible solutions to the Grass Carp invasion problem. Describe one advantage and one disadvantage for each possible solution.
 

 

As you learned in Chapters 5 and 6, the flow of energy, species interactions, and natural selection change over time. Since ecosystems and species are in flux, why should humans strive to restore and maintain ecosystem balance? Provide one outside example to support your points on why humans should strive to maintain ecosystem balance.
 

 

Why is sustainability important?
 

 

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ENV 100 Week 2 Population Management
 

Resources: Gamescape Episode 2 and Ch. 4 and 7 of Visualizing Environmental Science

Complete Episode 2: “Managing Population Growth” of Gamescape.

As president of the City Council, you have been invited by the Mayor to give a PowerPoint® presentation to Sparksville High School.

Develop a 15 to 25-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes that explains the prairie dog land management issue. Ensure that each of the following required elements are explicityl addressed: 

 

 

 

Discuss the challenges of urbanization and environmental benefits of urbanization. Explain how the prairie dog land management issues are related to the challenges of urbanization.
 

 

Explain the factors that influence population growth using prairie dogs as an example to illustrate your points.
 

 

Describe the different policies that the city explored to manage prairie dog population growth, and discuss how these policies are rooted in environmental science.
 

 

Discuss the final management decision, and explain how it balanced urban development with environmental sustainability. Include major challenges you faced in addressing this issue and reaching an optimal solution. Among the challenges, discuss how environmental hazards affect human population and if this impacted the decision with urban development.
 

 

 

 

 

Include graphics, pictures, etc. to aid in conveying your information. 
 

 

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ENV 100 Week 3 Atmospheric Issues
 

Resource: Gamescape Episode 3 and Ch. 8-11 in Visualizing Environmental Science.

Complete Episode 3: “Maintaining Terrestrial and Atmospheric Resources” of Gamescape.

As Newly elected Mayor of Sparksville, the town’s citizens are eager to hear what you plan on doing to promote the local economy while maintaining a high level of environmental air quality.

Write a 500- to 700-word speech for a Town Hall Meeting that addresses the following points:

 

 

 

State the recent event that has negatively impacted Sparksville’s economy
 

 

Introduce the three replacement industry choices that were available to the town.
 

 

Specifically discuss how each of the three choices could potentially generate water and air pollution.
 

 

Describe how the air and water pollution generated from these potential sources could impact the health of Sparksville’s citizens, the local ecosystem, and the local economy.
 

 

For each of the three industry choices, discuss a possible solution to the potential air and water pollution.
 

 

Make a decision on which of the three industries you brought to Sparksville and explain why your decision addresses the key environmental challenges and is the optimal choice given this situation.
 

 

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ENV 100 Week 4 Waste and Energy Presentation
 

Develop a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes in which you evaluate the effects of waste products and fossil fuels on the environment. Ensure that each of the following required elements are explicitly addressed in your presentation:

 

 

 

Select two waste products
 

 

Describe the effects of your selected waste materials on soil and water quality.
 

 

Explain how your selected waste materials affect biological diversity in the environment.
 

 

Discuss the methods available for the disposal of waste materials. Determine the method of waste management you would recommend for the proper disposal of your selected waste materials. Provide an explanation for your recommendation.
 

 

 

 

 

Select two fossil fuels
 

 

Describe how your selected fossil fues contribute to air pollution issues
 

 

Explain how the use of your selected fossil fuels can affect biological diversity in the environment
 

 

From your evaluation of fossil fuels, recommend at least two alternative energy resources that could replace your selected fossil fuels. Explain the advantages and disadvantages for the environment of using these alternative energy resources. 
 

 

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ENV 100 Week 4 Gamescape Episode 4
 

Through the course of Gamescape Episode 4, complete all Episode Reflection questions.  Pay attention to the recommened word count for each question, as this implies the necessary depth of your answers. 

Generate the Episode Score Report once you complete the activities from Episode 4. The report includes all of your answers to the Episode Reflection Questions and is generated in PDF format.  This is the document that needs to be submitted.

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ENV 100 Week 4 Impacts of an Energy Resource Plan(1)
 

Resources: Gamescape Episode 4 Results PDF and Ch. 15-18 of Visualizing Environmental Science.

Complete Episode 4: “Controlling Energy Systems” of Gamescape.

Address the questions below explaining the long-term energy sustainability plan that you developed in Episode 4 of Gamescape.

Answer the questions below in a 500- to 700-word document using your Gamescape Episode 4 Results PDF as a resource.

Inclued an APA cover page, two instances of cited material (one from the course text) and an APA reference page, relating to the citations.  

 

 

 

Describe the United States of America’s current energy situation in relation to our reliance on oil. Discuss some challenges that our nation faces with managing our energy resources.  Have these challenges affected you personally?  How?
 

 

Describe the sustainability plan you developed in Episode 4 of Gamescape. Identify a strength and a weakness in this plan. How can you address the weakness?
 

 

Present three specific methods by which you hope our nation will educate people on renewable resources and wisely managing our fossil fuel supply.
 

 

What are two alternative sources of renewable energy and describe the benefits of these sources.  What are the current issues preventing these sources from full acceptance?
 

 

What is one major roadblock that is preventing our country from fully transitioning to renewable energy?
 

 

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ENV 100 Week 4 Impacts of an Energy Resource Plan
 

Resources: Gamescape Episode 4 Results PDF and Ch. 15-18 of Visualizing Environmental Science.

Complete Episode 4: “Controlling Energy Systems” of Gamescape.

Imagine that you are preparing a letter for a time capsule for your great-great grandchildren, which explains the long-term energy sustainability plan that you developed in Episode 4 of Gamescape.

Write a 350- to 700-word letter for the time capsule using your Gamescape Episode 4 Results PDF as a resource, that includes the following points:

 

 

 

Briefly describe the nation’s current energy situation, reliance on oil, and renewable energy sources available. Discuss some challenges that our nation faces with managing our energy resources and how these challenges have affected you personally.
 

 

Describe the sustainability plan you developed in Episode 4 of Gamescape. Identify two strengths and two weaknesses in this plan. How can you address these weaknesses?
 

 

Present three ways in which you hope our nation will educate people on renewable resources and wisely managing our fossil fuel supply.
 

 

Close with one key message that you want your great-great grandchildren to understand about how our current society has managed energy sources and their environmental effects.
 

 

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ENV 100 Week 5 Gamescape Summary(1)
 

Resource: “Gamescape – Episode 5” Week Five Learning Activity & Gamescape Episode 5 Results PDF

Complete the Episode 5 Gamescape “Building a Positive Environmental Legacy” Week Five Learning Activity.

Retain the Episode 5 Results PDF to submit for this “Gamescape Summary” assignment.

Write responses to the four questions below using your Gamescape Episode 5 Results PDF as a resource.

 

1)  What are the key principles required for sustainable development?

2)  Describe how you would balance economics and environment in a sustainable manner.

3)  How do you factor in public opinion to a sustainable development plan?

4)  What would be an example of sustainable development in relation to the community in which you actually live?

 

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ENV 100 Week 5 Gamescape Summary
 

Resource: Gamescape Episode 5 Results PDF

Complete Episode 5: “Building a Positive Environmental Legacy” of Gamescape.

Respond to the following Gamescape summary items. Each response should be one to three sentences in length.

 

 

 

Describe how you would balance the needs of Sparksville’s environment and economy. Explain your reasoning.
 

 

Based on your experience of 25 years in Sparksville and this course, what do you consider to be the key principles required to reach sustainability?
 

 

Click the Assignment Files tab to your Gamescape Results PDF and your responses to the Gamescape summary items.

 

 
 

 

ENV 100 Week 5 Environmental Resources Worksheet
 

Environmental Resources Worksheet

 

Using the assigned readings from Week Four, write a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions. Your responses will be assessed according to the accuracy of the content.

 

Minerals

 

 

 

 

How do minerals affect society?
 

 

What is the difference between metallic and nonmetallic minerals? Provide two examples from each category and discuss their uses.
 

 

 

Mining

 

 

 

 

How are minerals extracted from the Earth and processed?
 

 

What are the different ways minerals can be mined? Provide a brief description of at least three types of mining.
 

 

What effect does extracting minerals have on the environment?
 

 

 

Soil

 

 

 

 

What is your definition of soil? What is soil composed of? Why is soil important to the environment?
 

 

What types of organisms are found in soil? Determine the relationship between soil and organisms.
 

 

What is soil erosion? How can soil become polluted? What effect does soil erosion and pollution have on the environment?
 

 

What is the purpose of soil reclamation?
 

 

 

Forestry and Rangeland Resources and Management Strategies

 

 

 

 

Differentiate between government-owned and public lands. Which government agencies are involved with government-owned lands? What is the purpose of government-owned lands?
 

 

Why is the forest an important ecosystem?
 

 

What is your definition of forest management? What is its purpose? Describe the concept of sustainable forestry.
 

 

What effect does the harvesting of trees and deforestation have on forests and the environment? Is there a preferred method for harvesting trees? Explain.
 

 

What is a rangeland? Describe rangeland degradation and desertification. What effect does degradation and desertification have on the environment?
 

 

What is overgrazing? What effect does this have on rangelands?
 

 

What strategies can be employed for managing and conserving forests and rangelands?
 

 

 

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

What is the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture? What effect do these methods have on the environment?
 

 

What is one agricultural challenge, other than soil erosion, that society faces? Explain your answer.
 

 

How would you describe sustainable agriculture? How does it affect the environment? In regards to agriculture, what are the advantages and disadvantages involved with genetic engineering?
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