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Environmental Science - 7/13, 7/15 & 7/16

Environmental Science - 7/13, 7/15 & 7/16
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6/24/2020 1:05 AM
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7/12/2020 6:00 PM
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Online Merit Badge - 3 sessions,  7/13, 7/15 & 7/16, all from 6-7 PM. Must attend all for full credit.

Environmental Science Merit Badge


Please fill out the prereqs in your merit badge packet. You can turn the info in by the end of class.  You do not need to turn it in on Day 1. 


#3B1. Perform an experiment to test for particulates that contribute to air pollution: spread vaseline/petroleum jelly across 2 paper plates. Put 1 plate near the street on which you live and 1 plate under a tree or patio cover, away from the road(example in your backyard). After 1 week, draw grid lines 1” apart on the paper (in both directions) and then count the number of particulates on the plate(s) in 1 square inch. Do this for both plates and compare the #s. Take a photo and plan to share with the counselor #s and photos of the plates. 


#3E1. Do research on one endangered species found in your state. Find out what its natural habitat is, why it is endangered, what is being done to preserve it, and how many individual organisms are left in the wild. Prepare a 100-word report about the organism, including a drawing. Present your report to your patrol or troop. 


#3F2. Determine 10 ways to conserve resources or use resources more efficiently in your home, at school, or at camp. Practice at least two of these methods for seven days and discuss with your counselor what you have learned.


#4A. Choose 2 study areas that are very different from each other (although they can be near each other. I like to use the UCDavis Arboretum as an example: you can see redwoods there, or a pond, or grasslands, or desert vegetation area. You could also go to a park and compare the area around trees versus another area out in the open.):


Mark off a plot 4 sq yards (this is 6 feet long on each side of your plot, or 36 sq ft) in each of your 2 areas, and count the number of species found there. Estimate how much space is occupied by each plant species and the type and number of nonplant species you find. Report to your counselor orally in writing the biodiversity and population density of these study areas. Discuss your report with your counselor.  For nonplant species, think about insects, leaf litter on the surface, moss on rocks, animals. 


#6. Find out about 2 careers in environmental science. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.



Participation is key!  Please be prepared to answer questions and participate in the course.

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