EarthWeek 07 - EARTH WATCH ALLIANCE, Environmental...

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Unformatted text preview: EARTH WATCH ALLIANCE, Environmental Conservation & Geography Present EARTH WEEK 2007 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY­ GEOGRAPHY 101 STUDENT PROJECTS By Angal Thomas A ngal GEOGRAPHY 101-PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Fall GEOGRAPHY 06 06 Climat eateand Natural Fe C and Nat ural Feats lim atureures Relief is low in most parts. Diverse climate conditions Seasons – winter, summer, and monsoon Seasons Moist in the southern parts due to heavy Moist monsoon season monsoon Dry in the northern part Tropic of Cancer passes through the northern Tropic border of Gujarat The Earthquake The Jan 26 2001 [8.46am] Epicenter – 23.6 North Latitude and 69.8 East Epicenter 23.6 Longitude (village called Bhuj) Longitude The Quake spread over 200kms radius and stretched The to cities that was seven hours ride. to 8.0 on a richter scale How did it happen? How Tectonic plates released pressure in the area Tectonic after a collision margin. after Collision margin – two continental plates hit Collision two into each other and begin to rub creating lots of pressure until eventually the pressure was released and it created an earthquake. released About 19,000 people died About 150,000 people were injured. 90% home in Bhuj was 90% destroyed. destroyed. Over a million structures were Over damaged or destroyed. damaged $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 Hospitals Government offices Building of cooperatives Water services Roads Electricity Sanitation Apartments 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 Service Learning With Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Removing Invasive Species Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Removal of Invasive Plant Species Plant With W.R.V. April 1, 2007 Environmental Conservation, M. Stephens By, Karen Gale It takes one person at a time to make a difference. difference. Ron shows us the degradation of the under-story by humans. under-story Why Remove Exotic Invasive Species? Species? To preserve wildlife habitat. Invasive plants have become recognized in recent Invasive years as a major threat to the integrity of natural areas. Invasive species can alter natural ecological processes Invasive by reducing the interactions of many species to the interactions of only a few species. According to a 1996 report by the Nature According Conservancy, invasive species have contributed to the 42 percent population decline of threatened and endangered species in the U.S. On our way to battle Invasive Species Species Things that further degrade natural habitat habitat Man made bridges blot out the sun inhibiting Man the growth of plant species. the Overpopulation of deer can further damage Overpopulation trees and native plant species. trees Human waste and debris also damage wildlife Human and trees. and Ron showing us causes of habitat loss. loss. Battle waged against Invasive Species Species Japanese Knotweed Japanese Honeysuckle Devil’s Rod Multi Rose What can we do? What Increase awareness of the problems associated Increase with non-native invasive species in your watershed; Help citizens see firsthand the impact their Help efforts can have to improve habitat in your local watershed, Encourage and empower citizens to participate Encourage in other activities aimed at improving water quality in their watershed. Field Trips American Museum of Natural History, New York City – Fall 2006 Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C – Spring 2007 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 Smithsonian Field Trip Smithsonian – IMAX Theater Smithsonian – Hall of Mammals Smithsonian Museum ­ Biomes Smithsonian Field Trip 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 BEFORE AND AFTER A special Thank You… Matthew Shupp, Effie Wang & Office of Student Life Audio Visual Services Earth Watch Alliance Student Organization Jamie Picardy, GIS/Geography Dennis Winters, Sierra Club Many faculty, student volunteers, and all the other inhabitants of our Planet Earth… Happy Earth Week – Now go out and do something! 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] Upcoming Earth Watch Alliance (EWA) Activities Meeting Tuesday, October 23, 4-5:30 pm in W4-27 EWA & PTK Clean up of FDR Park – Sat, Oct. 20 Free lunch & t-shirts! Possible field trips: NJ State Aquarium Your ideas??? OUR ENDANGERED FRIENDS ...
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