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Plants

  • What are the common plants growing in your area? For help identifying species, you can consult an on-line field guide.
  • Are the plants affected at all by human or animal activity? How? Is the effect positive or negative?
  • Are there non-native species of plants that humans have brought to your community? Are these plants helping or harming your localenvironment?
  • Learn more about the impact of non-native plant species. Get information on invasive species in your community.
  • Are there any rare, threatened, or endangered plant species living in your area?
  • Are plants used as medicines? If so, which ones?

Animals

  • What are the common animals found in your neighborhood? Make separate lists for birds, reptiles, insects, amphibians, mammals,and fish. For help identifying species, you can consult an on-line field guide.
  • How do the animals and humans in your community interact? Is the interaction positive or negative? In what way?
  • Do you have animals living with you at home? What kinds? Are they pets or are they involved in a family business (farming)?
  • Are there any rare, threatened, or endangered animal species living in your community?
  • Is there a high or low diversity of animal species in your area?
  • Do you have a humane society, shelter, wildlife rehabilitation site, or other animal welfare organization in your area? How does itoperate?

Human community

  • What do you like most about living in your community?
  • What do you like least?
  • What, in your opinion, are the top 5 problems for the people in your community?
  • Do any of these problems concern the relationship between humans and the plants, animals, and environment in your community?
  • What are your biggest hopes for your community?
  • Are there any groups of people in your community who have a difficult time living? What are some of the reasons for these difficulties?
  • What examples can you find in your community of people helping people? These can be very small-scale (one person helping a neighbor,for example) or involve larger organizations.

Resources

There are several reasons for hope, some of which are listed below: (Online only)

Lessons for Hope

Dr. Jane Goodall has been known for her pioneering research with chimpanzees. Now, in order to save them - and the quality oflife on our planet for people, animals, and the environment - she travels the world 300 days a year, spreading the message of hope. Her book, Reason forHope, is a testament to human generosity in the face of environmental degradation. Her new work, Lessons for Hope, translates her message into apractical guide for teachers and students of all ages.

Environmental Education Resources

Provides access to education literature and resources - lessons, journals, organizations, conferences and more.

Environmental Storyteller With deep laughter, magical visions, intensity, warmth, mischief and love, this storyteller hasenchanted tens of thousands of listeners with Earth Mother Stories - Tales of Earth Stewardship&Stories of Human Fellowship - stories for children, for teens and young adults, for families, and for adultaudiences.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, Course 5: educating for civil societies. OpenStax CNX. Mar 08, 2006 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10335/1.10
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