Unit 1a Intro

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Unit 1a Intro

  1. 1. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE WHAT’S AHEAD FOR US?
  2. 2. Environmental Science: integrates many sciences & fields of study
  3. 3. ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>What is the environment? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the circumstances and conditions that surround an organism or group of organisms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the social and cultural conditions that affect an individual or </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are part of the natural world and we are dependent on a healthy, functioning planet. </li></ul>(Withgott and Brennan, 2007)
  5. 5. T-ki:dag <ul><ul><li>Our home refers to our own home and the family within that unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On a larger scale “our home” is Tohono O’odham lands and the O’odham people at large is our home and family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are all part of the earth and interdependent on one another </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. T-Pi:k Elida <ul><ul><li>Our deep respect for the earth, plants, animals and the people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants must rely on the earth for sustenance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals must rely upon the earth, plants and other their kind just as we rely on all-earth, plants, and animals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We must respect what is around us and give our environment our highest regards because without the plants and animals we would not survive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have just one earth!! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Science = a methodical, precise, objective way to study the natural world. Science is MORE than a body of facts, it is a way of learning.
  8. 8. Environmental Science <ul><li>Environmental Science explores the interactions between humans and our environment. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a study of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how the natural world works, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how the environment affects us, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and how we affect our environment. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. THE BIG QUESTIONS! <ul><li>HOW DO WE GET OURSELVES INTO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW DO WE GET (KEEP) OURSELVES OUT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS? </li></ul>
  10. 10. HOW THE EARTH WORKS <ul><li>HOW IS LIFE MAINTAINED? </li></ul>
  11. 11. PEOPLE ARE THERE TOO MANY PEOPLE ON THE EARTH?
  12. 12. OUR RESOURCES: WATER <ul><li>Freshwater is vital to sustaining life & growing food. Where will we get enough clean water to fulfill needs of growing population? </li></ul>
  13. 13. OUR RESOURCES: AIR <ul><li>HOW IS OUR AIR QUALITY? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? </li></ul>
  14. 14. RESOURCES: SOIL/FOOD <ul><li>HOW ARE WE GOING TO FEED EVERYONE? </li></ul>
  15. 15. RESOURCES: BIOLOGICAL <ul><li>HOW MANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS DO WE WANT ON EARTH? </li></ul>
  16. 16. RESOURCES: ENERGY <ul><li>HOW WILL MEET CURRENT & FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS WITHOUT HARMING THE EARTH’S ECOSYSTEMS? </li></ul>
  17. 17. GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE <ul><li>HOW ARE WE CAUSING OZONE DEPLETION AND GLOBAL WARMING? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? </li></ul>

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