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ENVS1000 Sustainability ChallengesFinal ProjectTopic: Urban ecology - How does urban ecologyhelp the environment?The Final Project will take the form of a PowerPointpresentation.Students will have the chance to explore a varietyof topics pertaining to environmental science.For this final project, I would like you to imaginethat our class has been invited to speak at aconference that will be attended by a cross-section of the American public who are likelyvoters and have listed the environment as a highpriority issue for them, but they can't seem to findthe time to read up on things that they hear aboutbriefly on the news. The group is non-partisan,and they are looking for a brief synopsis frompeople who have taken the time to do someresearch.Your task is to put together abrief PowerPoint presentation that explains anaspect of environmental science that you thinkthe general public should know more about. Youmay choose any topic discussed in your textbooks,
whether we covered it or not. This will allow youthe opportunity to revisit a favorite topic oraddress a topic that we did not have time todiscuss in this class. Your presentation can beinformative where you present important facts andexpect your audience to come to their ownconclusion, or it can be persuasive, where youpresent data and arguments that support aspecific course of action.Presentation Grading Rubric:PointsExcellentTitle page5Begin your presentation with a clear and concisetitle that reflects the broad topic and displaysauthor's name in large font.Position5Near the beginning of the presentation and on itsown slide, state the position, thesis, or summarythat you are presenting to your audience.

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