RTM 305 portfolio final.docx - 1 RTM 305 Portfolio Juan Vazquez RTM 305 May 2 2017 2 Table of Contents Page Personal Meanings of Nature 3 Americas

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1 RTM 305 Portfolio Juan Vazquez RTM 305 May 2, 2017
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2 Table of Contents Page Personal Meanings of Nature …………………………………………………………………. 3 America’s National Parks …………………………………………………………………… 3- 4 Yosemite National Park ……………………………………………………………………. 4 - 6 John Muir ……………………………………………………………………………………. 6 - 7 Moving Beyond Treeline ……………………………………………………………………… 7 Chapters 1-2: Adventure in Our Lives ……………………………………………………… 7 - 8 Chapters 3-4: Challenge, Risk, and Adversity ……………………………………………… 8 - 9 Chapters 5-7: Life and Death (And What It Means to Live) ………………………………. 9 - 10 Summary of the Book ……………………………………………………………………… 10 Reflections on the PBS Documentary ……………………………………………………….. 11 Park Wildlife ……………………………………………………………………………… 11 - 12 Wilderness, War, and Depression ………………………………………………………… 12 - 13 The Wilderness Within ……………………………………………………………………… 13 Chapters 1-5: The Call of the Wild ……………………………………………………… 13 - 14 Chapters 17 & 18: The Healing Power of Nature ………………………………………… 14 - 15 Chapters 19, 27 & 39: Technology and Wilderness ……………………………………. 15 - 16 Online Article “Technology on the Trails” ……………………………………………………. 16 A Conservationist Manifesto ....................................................................................................... 17 Simplicity and Sanity……………………………………………………………………. 17 -18 A Conservationist Manifesto ……………………………………………………………. 18 - 19 For the Children ………………………………………………………………………… 20 - 21
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3 Personal Meanings of Nature Americas National Parks The pure beauty found in nature has always fascinated mankind. With an array of mighty trees in a vast forest, we are inspired with feelings of insignificance and awe. Everyone has their own personal meaning towards nature, however, we can all agree that nature can teach us many valuable lessons. Nature in Americas national parks embody wonder and sight, giving us the opportunity to witness and embrace the beauty that lies within each national park. These parks are all unique and provide many different elements to large amounts of visitors. As protected areas, National Parks are essential on both a societal level and on an individual level because they paint the natural beauty of our continent and the country that we live in. Without the protection of the 84 million acres, America would be even more
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