June 14th Environmental Science

This is our last meeting before summer.  Please remember to bring your forms for summer camp–Health Form Part, A, B, C; copy of health insurance card; signed release for Camp Durant. See the email from Keith Wetzel for all the details about summer camp including a packing list.

Environmental_ScienceWednesday, June 14th we will work on the Environmental Science merit badge. Here is your homework for Environmental Science merit badge. Bring printouts of your homework with you to the troop meeting to share out with
the troop.

3.b.3 Air Pollution. Explain what is acid rain. In your explanation, tell how it affects plants and the environment and the steps society can take to help reduce its effects.

3.c.3 Water Pollution Describe the impact of a waterborne pollutant on an aquatic community. Write a 100-200 word report on how that pollutant affected aquatic life, what the effect was, and whether the effect is linked to biomagnifications.

3.e.1 OR 3.e.2 Endangered Species
3.e.1 Do research on one endangered species found in your state. Find out what its natural habitat is, why it is endangered, what is being done to preserve it, and how many individual organisms are left in the wild. Prepare a 100-to-200-word report about the organism, including a drawing. Present your report to your patrol or troop.

3.e.2 Do research on one species that was endangered or threatened but which has now recovered. Find out how the organism recovered, and what its new status is. Write a 100-to-200-word report on the species and discuss it with your counselor.

6. Find out about three career opportunities in environmental science. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.