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Unformatted text preview: EARTH WATCH ALLIANCE, Environmental Conservation & Geography Present EARTH WEEK 2007 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
STUDENT PROJECTS By
GEOGRAPHY 101-PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Fall
06 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 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 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 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 Service Learning With Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Removing Invasive Species Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers 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. 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. 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 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. 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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