APES – In-Class Assignment & Homework for Over the Weekend

In-class on Friday: Read Chapter 1 and Outline in your notebooks.

Homework: Read an article, journal paper, or watch a video clip. Summarize the main points. Determine the target audience. Write a 3-5 sentence response to the news story. This section should include your opinion based on the facts in the story. Indicate the area of environmental science that is being discussed. Determine the validity of your news source. Indicate what the bias may be in the reporting of the news story. Due Monday. Be prepared to discuss your current event in class.

All Yuhas’s Biology Classes – In-Class Assignment for Friday and Homework Over the Weekend

Spartans Biology:

Read Section 3.2. Take notes on Section 3.2. Answer Section 3.1 & 3.2 questions. Due Tuesday.

Waikiki Biology:

Read Section 3.2. Take notes on Section 3.2. Answer Section 3.1 & 3.2 questions. Due Monday.

Ygoloib Biology:

Read Section 3.2. Take notes on Section 3.2. Answer Section 3.1 & 3.2 questions. Due Monday.

APES – Easter Island

Read the case study on Easter Island from your textbook on pages 6-7.

Conduct an Internet search on Easter Island.

What is it like today?

How many people live on the island?

What are the main resources?

Conduct an Internet search on the island of Tikopia (success story). Tikopia lies in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia and New Guinea, west of Tonga and Fiji.

Compare and contrast the stable culture that has lasted at least 3,000 years on Tikopia with the fallen and failed culture of Easter Island. What are the major differences in how the people approached the idea of sustainability?

Include the sources for your information.

Source: Taken from the Instructor Guide for Environment by Withgott & Brennan. 4th Edition. 2011

APES – Tragedy of the Commons

Garret Hardin’s Tragedy of Commons and Mark Kurlansky’s The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell Assignment

Due: September 11th

  1. Read Garret Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons Essay.
  2. Read the excerpts from Mark Kurlansky’s The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell that was handed out in class.
  3. Write a 2-page essay on how the concept of the Tragedy of the Commons is responsible for the loss of the oyster and the pollution in the NY-NJ Harbor. Your essay should be double-spaced, typed, 12-point, and Time New Roman or Arial fonts.
  4. Be prepared to discuss and debate Hardin’s views and where the tragedy of commons is occurring in present day society in-class during the week.