For my project, I volunteered at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve on September 30, 2017. I arrived at the preserve at 8 am, and my assignment was given to me. I participated in eliminating weeds from the preserve. The weeds were distracting from the preserve’s natural beauty, and they were encroaching on hiking trails; they needed to be removed. To clear away the weeds, I grabbed them close to the ground and pulled. I had to be careful not to damage any native plants. Along with pulling weeds, I also went on educational hikes that broadened my perspective on the environment in which I live. My project was important to the environment because undesired plants, such as the noxious weeds I pulled, are harmful to ecosystems everywhere. Alien …show more content…
Another study discovered, “exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalisation, increased energy and positive engagement, together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression,” (The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry). Overall, exercising outside is highly beneficial. If locations for outdoor exercise are not available or are dangerous, like the preserve before the weeds were disposed of, people will be unable to reap the benefits of outdoor exercise. During my project, one problem occurred with one hike I went on. The guide who was leading me on this hike accidently took me to far, and I missed the group picture. This problem taught me that I should always check the agenda for activities and be careful with my time. Another problem that occurred that interfered with my original project plan was actually arriving at the preserve. My parent was unable to bring me to the preserve because she already had made plans for that day. Fortunately, I was able to arrange a ride with a friend. This problem taught me that I should always confirm times and dates with my parent. I learned an important lesson about myself why doing this project. I learned that I need to be better at decision making and not giving into peer pressure. Choosing to go on the hike instead of staying behind and pulling weeds caused me to miss the
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Hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park the beauty was overwhelming, the next day our team was serving in downtown Denver in a Street reach meal service to people suffering from homelessness. The beauty of the mountains was overwhelming but then we surrounded by this vast issue of homelessness. Both of these moving experiences, along with many other moments during the week, that made this trip personally impactful and helped me to see the world in a more vivid light.
As president of the Theta Theta chapter of PTK, my role called for the need to work in cooperation with the City Of Laredo Environmental Services Department. Meetings and paperwork were necessary for me to receive permission to work, as an organization, on the courtyard of the public library. I contacted several 4-H groups and other organizations, such as the TACHE, to have more community involvement in the project. As for project action, our first step was to remove all weeds from the ground and later turn the ground in order to enrich the soil. Specific plants were also planted in order to attract monarch butterflies; however, milkweed was also necessary to plant since this weed is crucial for monarchs to lay their eggs. Although our
Getting outdoors isn't just good for getting in shape. It can also help your overall health. Research studies show that being in an outdoor, natural environment is linked to having lower stress levels. It is also connected to feeling more alive and a better working memory. To enjoy these benefits though, you have to get outdoors.
Nature is a beautiful place for people to be active and enjoy quality time. My ecology project was to beautify the Morongo preserve by cleaning the trails by removing the intruding plants. I arrived at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve on September 30th, and turned in my signed waiver. A worker explained each of the jobs to me, in which I chose to remove weeds off the trail. I created a group which included Markina, Sierra, Sara, and Trinity. A worker guided us to the trail and helped us distinguish which plants to remove. I removed the invading plants by pulling each one by hand with a lot of force to make sure I removed the roots completely. Then I placed them inside plastic bags and disposed of them into a large garbage bin. Removing the invasive
Other goods excavated in Chaco Canyon brings to light trade goods as well. From the Mayan Complex to the American Southwest, the presence of small copper bells has been noted in the archaeological record. During the excavation of Pueblo Bonito in 1899, George H. Pepper noted “… a small number of bells…” among the many artifacts unearthed at the site, (2Noble, 29). Other sites throughout the American Southwest have produced a total of 672 in 113 sites, with Chaco Canyon included. Current studies have implied that these bells from the American Southwest are the Western Mexico, (Boyce,3,36). Simpler in style than those found in the bells found in the larger Mesoamerican complexes, these bells have an unknown use in the traditions of the American
This project definitely forced me to do things that I didn't do on a regular basis. I also went out for a walk/run more because the weather got better as the days progressed. Personally doing outdoor activity helped me open up my mind and relieve a little bit of stress. The example you used with Mildred was excellent and tied into your point very well. If Mildred and her friends actually did what Montag suggested they would get to know each other better and know what's going on around them. Changing things up definitely had its benefits.
There are many Physical benefits for been outside. I have chosen two which are the following you get build strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs. Also you strengthen your core. The other physical benefit is that you get fitter which helps lower your risk of heart disease. It can Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, boost bone density and help control your weight. These are just some examples. The physical benefits above both can be improve by walking, jogging, hiking, riding and more (all the natural environment
I attended to an event in the Presidio of San Francisco to volunteer in the Presidio Park Stewards program. The people who hosted the event were incredible and extremely knowledgable of the area. I loved the location and the people, the people were welcoming shared what they knew of the Presidio with us. They were able to share with us information about the tasks we were doing and the importance of them. I also learned about a new tool to me the uprooter we used this tool to take out the invasive plants that were a bit tougher to get out by hand and the use of tool facilitated it. Something interesting about this tool was that someone like us that volunteer one of the event coordinators told us invented the tool which I thought was pretty cool.The
While observing the ecosystem of Tecolote Canyon, I came up with many questions about the current state of the land. After reflecting on my experience, I realized I wanted to know, why certain sections of the canyon were more green and vivacious compared to other parts that were more yellow and barren. In order to find the answer to this question, I’d start by measuring the differences in temperature, humidity, and sun exposure of the different sections. To measure the temperature, I’d place multiple thermometers throughout each section to find the average temperature. To measure the sun exposure I could set up solar panels in both sections, to see which one absorbed more solar energy. Then I would look at which area had
For my Ecology Action Project I went to the Morongo Preserve for the Public Lands Day event. I got an application on September 20th, 2017, so I may attend this event. The jobs that I received was to clear all of the trails and make sure there was not any plants that were in the trails. I cut down trees that were hanging in the pathways. I also pulled weeds, picked up trash, and raked the dirt trails. I was assigned to complete these tasks in order to create a better environment for the visitors, as well as the animals who inhabit the Morongo Preserve.
On February twenty-seventh 2016 I performed four hours of volunteer service at Sabal Palm Sanctuary. Sabal palm sanctuary is run by Gorgas Science Foundation (GSF) a non-profit organization that develops exhibits and teaches classes. They do this in order to raise awareness and understanding of ecological issues. Through various initiatives and guided tours Sabal Palm along with GSF hope to raise awareness of, and an appreciation for, the Rio Grande Valley’s cultural history and biodiversity. This has a massive importance in today’s world that undervalues the importance of the environment and the inhabitants of said environment. During my time there I performed several maintenance task that not only enhanced the visitor experience, but helped
For my Ecology Action Project, I went to the Morongo Preserve on September 30, 2017. While at the preserve, I pulled weeds and hiked on an educational nature walk. Removing unwanted plants allowed native plants to grow in the park. To avoid hurting my hands, I wore gloves, and then I found areas with pink flags that represented areas with weeds. Next, I pulled them out as close to the ground as possible. After pulling weeds, I went on an educational walk where I learned about different desert plants and their uses. Being educated on these topics increased my awareness about the world and enabled me to help the environment. By completing these tasks at the Morongo Preserve, I was able to generate a cleaner environment
While the assignment seemed relatively easy- our group being the last to go had already seen multiple other presentations- in reality, things were far more complicated after some brief inspection. Thinking of unique activities that would not seem copied and relatively drab was a major challenge in this process and our group had to spend hours on end to actually create a lesson plan that would entice students into participating and enjoying the class period. Working on this assignment developed my facilitatory skills as an individual and gave me an insight into controlling a large group of people while leading them through educational activities. Handling the class while directing their understanding of the story took extensive skill, and this assignment developed my knowledge of how to handle a situation like this in the future as an individual. Before this project, I already did respect my teachers, and this respect was greatly amplified after I saw how tough it truly was to create uniquely engaging lessons
Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies and Scholarship Details This course introduces students to the principal elements of research and scholarly writing. Learners explore approaches to synthesizing literature and the application of the major components of APA form and style, and learn to coordinate literature searches. Furthermore, they learn how to discern principal arguments, analyze research questions, and clearly identify the key scholarly attributes to journal articles and other sources of scholarly data. This course also introduces learners to the University’s overarching values and beliefs regarding research and the responsibility scholars have in continuing a tradition of contributing to an ever-growing body of knowledge. 3.0
Since this is my first time volunteering for Green Kirkland Partnership and UW Restoration Ecology Network, I studied on the mission of these organizations to ensure