Unformatted text preview: EARTH WATCH ALLIANCE, Environmental Conservation & Geography Students Present EARTH DAY 2007 SERVICE LEARNING ENVIROMENTAL CONSERVATION STUDENTS EARTH SCIENCE 111 FALL 2006 & SPRING 2007 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
STUDENT PROJECTS By
GEOGRAPHY 101-PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Fall
06 In Gujarat, India (We t S )
Latitude: 23 N
Longitude: 72 E
Population (2001) : 50,596,992
Are : 196,024 km
Tim Zone: IS (Indian S
tandard Tim )
I t’sthem t indus
trialize s in India
with 19.8%of thecountry'stotal indus
output Climat eateand Natural Fe
C and Nat ural Feats
Relief is low in most parts.
Diverse climate conditions
Seasons – winter, summer, and monsoon
Moist in the southern parts due to heavy
Dry in the northern part
Tropic of Cancer passes through the northern
border of Gujarat Has 1600km of coastline (the longest
coastline of all Indian states).
North-east part is barren and rocky.
The peninsula is highly tract with low
About 4,500,000 acres of land is under
Has a very rich animal life. [20,900,000 live
Rural economy The Earthquake
Jan 26 2001 [8.46am]
Epicenter – 23.6 North Latitude and 69.8 East
Longitude (village called Bhuj)
The Quake spread over 200kms radius and stretched
to cities that was seven hours ride.
8.0 on a richter scale EMS-98 1 2-3 Shaking Effects Not Felt Weak 4 Largely Observed 5 Strong 6 Slightly Damaging 7 Damaging 8 Heavily Damaging 9 Destructive 10+ Very Destructive How did it happen?
How Tectonic plates released pressure in the area
after a collision margin.
Collision margin – two continental plates hit
into each other and begin to rub creating lots
of pressure until eventually the pressure was
released and it created an earthquake.
released The earthquake was considered as intraplate
Intraplate earthquake – earthquake within
plates which occur at fault zones in the
middles of the plate.
Most of the cases, the causative fault in
intraplate earthquake is deeply buried, and
sometimes hard to be found. So, it was hard
to calculate the exact seismic hazard for a
Intraplate earthquake also occur in great
distance from any plate boundary.
In conclusion, the area was not completely
prepared causing terrible devastation.
prepared About 19,000 people died
150,000 people were injured.
90% home in Bhuj was
Over a million structures were
damaged or destroyed.
$5.5 billion property damaged. Earthquake Devastation Significant changes
Significant Ocean parameters Surface
Surface Land and ocean Atmospheric A big tentional crack (~ 30 cm deep) in a nearby field on Bhuj
Salt water has come up to the surface through the crack due to liquefaction. Huge crater like openings developed near Lodai Village. There was a lot of expulsion
of brackish water from these holes, which on drying has led to the formation layers of salt. IImpact on:
mpacts on: Schools
Building of cooperatives
Animals Picture of the dried out shrubs and trees due to the intense
shaking generated during the earthquake. Dextral type displacement in a bridge. Service Learning Student Projects
Environmental Conservation Earth Science 111 Removal of Invasive
With W.R.V. April 1, 2007
Environmental Conservation, M. Stephens
By, Karen Gale It takes one person at a time to make
difference. Non-native invasive (NNI) plants are exotic species
that are also ecological pioneers and colonizers. They
are plants that, once introduced, can quickly establish
themselves in ecologically disturbed communities.
Non-native invasive species typically displace native
flora because they have faster growth rates, efficient
dispersal mechanisms, and tolerance of a wider range
of conditions. Because they are not normally found
in the region where they have been introduced, nonin
native invasive plants often lack natural predators and
diseases that control their populations in their native
environments. Ron shows us the degradation of the
under-story by humans.
under-story Why Remove Exotic Invasive
Species? To preserve wildlife habitat.
Invasive plants have become recognized in recent
years as a major threat to the integrity of natural
Invasive species can alter natural ecological processes
by reducing the interactions of many species to the
interactions of only a few species.
According to a 1996 report by the Nature
Conservancy, invasive species have contributed to the
42 percent population decline of threatened and
endangered species in the U.S. Conserve our Planet
Conserve Non-native species threaten two-thirds of
endangered species world wide, and are
considered by some to be second most
important threat to biodiversity after habitat
Vine species like English ivy and kudzu
shading out and pulling down trees that had
stabilized steep slopes, creating an erosion
problem; On our way to battle Invasive
Species Things that further degrade natural
habitat Man made bridges blot out the sun inhibiting
the growth of plant species.
Overpopulation of deer can further damage
trees and native plant species.
Human waste and debris also damage wildlife
and Ron showing us causes of habitat
loss. Battle waged against Invasive
Species Japanese Knotweed
Multi Rose Me helping to
watershed. W.R.V. planted trees
W.R.V. What can we do?
What Increase awareness of the problems associated
with non-native invasive species in your
Help citizens see firsthand the impact their
efforts can have to improve habitat in your
Encourage and empower citizens to participate
in other activities aimed at improving water
quality in their watershed. TRIP TO A TRANSFER
BY: AISLING HALL Trucks Come Loaded With
Material Trucks bring either “C&D” or “MSW” material.
“C&D” or Construction and Demolition materials consist of metal, wood, concrete, sheet rock, cardboard, etc.
“MSW” or Municipal Solid waste is comprised of household/commercial trash. Nonrecyclable materials. Trucks Are Weighed On This
Scale Truck Being Weighed The Truck Empties The Material To
Be This Front End Loader pushes the
C&D Material Into a Pile Where It
Will Be Sorted.
Will Workers hand sort the C&D
Material For Large Re-Usable
Items These Wooden Pallets Are
Removed From The Trash Pile To
Be C&D Material Before It Is
Processed The Material Is Taken And Put
Onto A Conveyer Belt
Onto Conveyor Belt The Material Is Taken Up A
Conveyor Belt To Be Hand Sorted.
Conveyor Magnets Suck Out Metal Used For
Scrap Workers Hand Sorting The C&D
Material Stone Waste Is Sent Down A Chute
Into This Bin From The Workers
Into Mixed Papers, Cardboard, And
Office Paper Are Separated and
Bailed. A Percentage of it gets
exported to Asia.
exported The Remains Of The C&D Is
Sorted Through A Trommel And
The Dirt Is Sent To A Landfill.
The Wood Goes Into A Shredder That
Chips The Wood Into Raw Mulch.
Chips The Mulch Is Taken To A
Processing Plant To Be Cleaned
And The Mulch Is Then Used In
Landscaping The Object Of The Transfer Station
Is To Recycle & Re-Use The
Maximum Amount Of Material As
Product. PENNYPACK PARK CLEANUP Service Learning With Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Removing Invasive Species Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Field Trips American Museum of Natural History, New
York City – Fall 2006
Smithsonian Institute National Museum of
Natural History, Washington D.C – Spring
2007 Smithsonian – IMAX Theater Smithsonian – Hall of Mammals Smithsonian Museum Smithsonian Field Trip Smithsonian Field Trip American Museum of Natural History Field Trip American Museum of Natural History – Planet Earth Exhibit Orchids: Walk on the wild side. American Museum of Natural History Field Trip American Museum of Natural History Field Trip American Museum of Natural History Field Trip BEFORE AND AFTER OUR ENDANGERED FRIENDS CLASS PRESENTATIONS Environmental Conservation – EASC111 Service Learning: Growing Plants in Child Care Center Service Learning – Teaching Gardening to Children Class Presentation on Service Learning with Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Class Presentation: Service Learning at Awbury Arboretum The Three R’s –Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Service Learning with Preschool Children Whitetailed deer STEP IT UP PHILLY Cut Carbon Emissions STEP IT UP PHILLY
Stop global warming pollution STEP IT UP PHILLY
Save our Planet Earth EARTH WATCH ALLIANCE
a CCP STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Interested in the environment? Want to help? Exciting projects, field trips, meet new friends Next meeting: Contact: e-mail Joe Annaruma, Co-president [email protected] A special Thank You…
Matthew Shupp & Office of Student Life Audio Visual Services Earth Watch Alliance Student Organization Jamie Picardy, GIS/Geography Kathy Smith, Dept. of Social Science Christine Knapp, Penn Future … Many faculty, student volunteers, and all the other
inhabitants of our Planet Earth…
Happy Earth Day– Now go out and do something! Upcoming Earth Watch Alliance (EWA) Activities Sunday April 22nd @3pm FREE guided bird & nature walk
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.
VEGGIE FUELED VEHICLE
Talk by David Rosenstraus of Fossil Free Fuel
Meet in the parking lot of the refuge in front of the Cusano Environmental
Education Center 86th St. and Lindbergh Blvd in SW Philly.
For more info: [email protected] May 1st Tuesday @3:30pm EWA clean-up of CCP grounds. Meet at the
front of the west building @3:30 pm. ...
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