Green the World Lesson 1

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Green the World Lesson 1

  1. 1. GREEN THE WORLDWhat is “Green the World”?To be “green” is to be good with the environment.So, “Green the World” will be a course about how we can all help preserveour natural environment.What are parts of our natural environment here in Thailand? CLEAN AIR LAKES/RIVERS BEACHES MOUNTAINS ANIMALS OCEANS PLANTS
  2. 2. GREEN THE WORLD Format“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down,and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish byacting.” Henry David ThoreauI think the best way to learn is to start with books. BUT, the most importantpart is to then DO THE REAL THING!!! ACEP is a great school for this!Course will consist of 2 main parts: 1) Classwork 2) Lab, computer rooms, projects, and outside field trips to really learn what we studied in class.
  3. 3. The 3 R’s are Just the Start!So, you already know the 3R’s.BUT, the 3 R’s mean nothing unless youare motivated to practice them!!That is our job this summer; to have an understanding and appreciation ofhow impactful the 3R’s can be on the world around us.How much of an impact can one person have?One person can have a TREMENDOUS impact!!!
  4. 4. How Much Impact Can One Person Have?I am only oneperson, and my When we usedecisions can have alarge impact on our MORE paperenvironment: I willnot hand out onepiece of paper inclass this summer.And, our project willbe “digital projects”. When we use LESS paper
  5. 5. How Much Impact Can One Person Have?If you learn about howmuch impact the 3R’scan have, you can passit along to your kids,grandkids, friends....So, one person (you!)can have a very largeimpact on theworld……..YOU
  6. 6. Why Study Animals to Help the Environment?Understanding and being familiar with the animals around us is a very goodway to promote interest in the environment.The more familiar you are with the animals and plants that lived here, themore likely you will want to protect them.All those animals areeither dead, or no longerhave a place to live.
  7. 7. KNOWING and UNDERSTANDING the Animals Around Us Gives Us a Greater Appreciation for Them
  8. 8. BIODIVERSITYWhat is BIODIVERSITY?BIODIVERSITY is a way to measure and describe how much life is onearth.How do we measure life?Species.If an area has many species, it has “high biodiversity”.If an area has few species, it has “low biodiversity”.
  9. 9. Which Area Has High Biodiversity?High Biodiversity Low Biodiversity One rock over here may have more biodiversity than this entire picture.
  10. 10. Why is Biodiversity Important?Reasons why biodiversity is important:1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity
  11. 11. Why is Biodiversity Important?Reasons why biodiversity is important:1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity2. Tourists bring money to countries mainly to see its biodiversity (plants and animals).
  12. 12. Why is Biodiversity Important? Reasons why biodiversity is important: 1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity 2. Tourists bring money to countries mainly to see its biodiversity (plants and animals). 3. Many products and medicines we use come from our biodiversity. Food Medicines Furniture and ShelterClothes
  13. 13. Why is Biodiversity Important?Reasons why biodiversity is important:1. Many jobs are linked to a nation’s biodiversity2. Tourists bring money to countries mainly to see its biodiversity (plants and animals).3. Many products and medicines we use come from our biodiversity.4. Biodiversity gives us clean air and protects us from floods. Plants also help prevent Our plant mud sliding biodiversity during turns CO2 floods into oxygen
  14. 14. Thailand’s biodiversity is one of itsmost precious natural resources!!
  15. 15. BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOTSAreas with VERY high biodiversity are called HOTSPOTS.HOTSPOTS are some of the most important places on earth because theycontain MOST of the world’s species.Is Thailand a biodiversity HOTSPOT?I want every student to come to the boardand mark “yes” or “no”.
  16. 16. BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOTS
  17. 17. Thailand IS a BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT!
  18. 18. Why are HOTSPOTS Important? Hotspots contain about 50% of the species, but only 2% of the earth’s surface!! When we lose hotspots, we lose a large number of species!! The people who live in hotspots (you!) have a very important role in protecting the earth’s biodiversity.Future Project: Living in a hotspot, whatcan we do to protect the large number ofspecies we have here in Thailand?

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