Environmental Science Study Guide for Wisconsin Area

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Environmental Science Study Guide for Wisconsin Area

Postby optimist » Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:38 pm

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Billvann
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Posted: 14 Jul 2004 09:01 am Post subject: Environmental
Science Study Guide for Wisconsin Area

I have a customized scout study guide/workbook that I use for
boys in our troop. Some of the material, such as the habitat
decriptions (derived from John Curtus) are specific to the
ecosystems in Wisconsin, but may also work with other Great
Lakes states. Check with your local Dept. Natural Resources to
see if they have similar refrences. The Michigan DNR uses a
very similar system for categorizing their communities. I have
collected some info on them as well and will try to get that
info posted on my site this fall (2004).

Lastly, the Impact Study worksheet was lifted from an actual
State of Ohio worksheet. It's a bit imposing (how many people
will know what mollusks may be impacted at a given site), but
I instruct my scouts to work through it and fill out as much
information as they know or can reasonably guess. I then
review the sheet with them and fill in the gaps. My goals is
to make them aware of the scope and effort that goes into the
process for actuall construction projects.

Environmental Science Study Guide:
http://scouter149.home.att.net/environm.htm

I'd be interested in comments or suggestions. I'm also
interested in improving the careers information if anyone has
material they'd be willing toi share.

I also have a definitions test and solution key in Microsoft
Word if anyone is interested in it. The test includes a
diagram for them to complete that shows the relationship
between the words.
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Willie Vannerson
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Firefish
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Posted: 18 Jul 2004 10:52 am Post subject:

good job

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Posted: 18 Jul 2004 10:54 am Post subject:

Thank goodness that badge is hard! lol
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Brian Crawford
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Posted: 18 Jul 2004 01:17 pm Post subject:

why?

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BM_Crawford
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Posted: 18 Jul 2004 08:26 pm Post subject:

Because of the reports and stuff. Look somethings are just
hard for some people.
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Posted: 18 Jul 2004 10:49 pm Post subject:

Hmm, I think I'll save this badge for my Eagle Advancement.
These sheets probably wouldn't work for Kentucky, though. That
stinks.
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Posted: 19 Jul 2004 12:10 pm Post subject:

I mean why are you glad its hard?
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Posted: 19 Jul 2004 01:52 pm Post subject:

oh know I'm glad about the study guide lol
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Billvann
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Posted: 20 Jul 2004 07:58 am Post subject:

Kobalt wrote:
Hmm, I think I'll save this badge for my Eagle
Advancement. These sheets probably wouldn't work for
Kentucky, though. That stinks.

Use the guide as a format into which you can plug in
information suitable for your area. For example, the habitat
description may not be exactly the same (why? because of
non-living variables such as geology, soil and climate), but
you now have an idea of what info you need to look for to help
you understand the ecosystems near your home.

I did a quick searck for Kentucky and stumbled on this USDA
website (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/efotg/) that can
let scouts from any state look up information on soil, water
and air conditions for your state. Most of the documents are
highly technical, but take a look at the maps (a picture is
worth a thousand words). This information alone doesn't
fulfill specific requirements, but having a broad
understanding of the factors that effect the environment will
give you better insight and make the requirements easier and
meaningful. (Actually, I never visitred this site before, but
it looks like it may be loaded with a ton of cool info).
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Willie Vannerson
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Kobalt
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Posted: 20 Jul 2004 10:50 am Post subject:

Wow, thank you so much! I wasn't expecting this type of help.
I'll be sure to check it out. Thank you again!
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Billvann
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Posted: 20 Jul 2004 04:15 pm Post subject:

Kobalt wrote:
Wow, thank you so much! I wasn't expecting this type of
help. I'll be sure to check it out. Thank you again!

You are very welcome. Oh, don't forget the US Geological
Survey web site (http://www.usgs.gov/). Click on your state
for even more information. The trouble is that there's almost
too much and it can take a while to find documents that relate
to the badge and reqyuirements. But the good news is that you
can learn a bunch of new things in the process as you browse.
Keep at it!
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