Unit 9 Discussion SC225 Protection through Parks

Topic: Protection through Parks

One way for a country to protect and preserve its natural resources is through the development of local, state, or national parks.

In the beginning of the week, locate a local, state, or national park near you and discuss what you know about local parks in your area. Include information such as: I LIVE IN LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA

  • Where they are located?
  • Have you ever visited any of them? How often?
  • Do you know when or why the parks were created?

Throughout the week, do a little bit of investigation about the park. If possible, visit the park, and locate the “rules” associated with this park. If you are not able to visit the park in person, you can also find this information online.

Examples:

National Park Service. Retrieved from http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

Places to Go: National Park Service. Retrieved from http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

You may also choose a protected area not near your home that you would like to visit someday. Explore and research the park so that you can discuss the following. You may choose to include this information in one post, or in multiple posts as you learn more about the park. If you included some of this information in your initial responses, you do not need to repeat this information in your new posts.

  • Why was this park created and what was is it designed to protect and preserve?
  • What is the ecosystem like (climate, geology, etc.)?
  • Biodiversity status: What organisms live here and what makes them unique?
  • Describe some of the specific rules of this park and determine what their purposes are in terms of protecting the ecosystem and biodiversity of the park.
  • How has this park tried to prevent the introduction of invasive species?
  • What are some other threats to the park and what is being done to control their impacts?

Be sure to address all Discussion Board topics in an original, well-thought-out, respectful manner. Main posts should fully and completely discuss each question posed and make frequent, informed references to this unit’s material. Engage in ongoing, productive conversation by responding to a minimum of two classmates per topic. Responses to classmates should be at least 50 words. Remember, you will learn more by sharing ideas!

Please note: Borrowed material (quotes, summaries, or paraphrases) should make up no more than 10% of the total word count for all written assignments in this course, including Discussion. All writing must be in your own words and borrowed material must be properly cited and referenced.

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