Environmentalists Internet Hunt
Learn about people who have taken a stand for the environment.

Essential Question - How can people positively impact their biome?

Directions: Harness the new window trick to use this hunt. Hold down the control key as you click on the linked words to open a menu.
Select open new window with this link. After you find the answer, close the new window.
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1. Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring warned people about what problem?

 

How did people respond to her book?

 

2. Name two parks that John Muir helped establish.

 

What tool did Muir use to persuade people to value nature?

 

3. How did Theodore Roosevelt help to preserve America's natural beauty?

 

 

4. What was Gifford Pinchot's belief about our National Forests?

 

 

5. What important book about the environment did Carl Safina write? What is his message?

 

Have his predictions proved true? Consider this article. Or select another example that is of interest to you.

 

6. Jacques Cousteau was one of the greatest conservationists of the 20th century.
How did he advocate for the underwater world?

 

 

7. What animal species did Dian Fossey study? What happened to her?

 

 

8. You are concerned about a local policy's impact on a species. You decided to contact the
government agencies that protect species.


Name the two agencies that identify species to be put on the endangered species list?
(Look it up)

 

How does the President influence these decisions?

 

 

9. How did Julia Butterfly Hill fight to save a redwood tree?

 

 

10. Select a Goldman Prize winner. Describe how the person had a positive effect on the environment.

 

 

11. What is one issue related to the environment that is impacting your community?


Write one thing you will do to be more environmentally friendly.

 

 

12. In 2004, Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. What has been her environmental cause?

 

Evaluate - Has her goal been achieved?

 

13. Mary Walton's inventions sought to fix environmental problems.
Select one of her inventions and explain how it improved people's lives.

 

14. Listen to High School Student is Biofuel Whiz-kid - What is the big message behind this student's efforts?

 

Extra:

Utilize your online research skills to find a person (not mentioned above) who has made a contribution to an environmental issue.
Write an informative essay about what they did or are doing.

 

 

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win." Mahatma Gandhi

Useful links about the environment:

Exceptional Environmentalist - a problem-based learning activity

Habitat Garden at School

Environment Internet Hunt

Energy - alternatives

Explore Efficient Energy Uses

The Sun - renewable energy source activity

Gas and Diesel Taxes

Compare your Environmental Actions with another person

Environment Issues Game - problem based learning

Smart Meter Plan to save on electricity - problem based learning

Wetlands EcoStudy unit

Fields, Meadows and Fencerows Unit

Check out the environment in your community - Scorecard.org

Explore light bulbs

 Calculating the Power of the Wind

Environmental Education Network, a clearinghouse for all environmental education information, materials and ideas.
The K-12 teacher resource links are extensive. Links range from Acid Rain Lesson Plans to Whales: A Thematic Web Unit.

Pennsylvania - Department of Environmental Resources | Environmental Heritage | Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Solve a Science Mystery - Select one | Emergence - do things organize without an organizer?

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2003 Cynthia J. O'Hora This work is released to public domain Updated 4/17, posted Dec. 31, 2003

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