Tarrant County Community College Habitat Fragmentation & Biodiversity Discussion

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1. Watch the You Tube video:  50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything
<<  >> National Geographic Short Film Showcase. Accessed 07 Sept 2020. 8:16 minutes.
Note: Unfortunately, several advertisements interrupt the video. Please ignore the ads.
2. Summarize the video (30 points). Include the following information in your summary:
What is the name of the person who “changed everything” in this video?
Where in Texas did the main events of this video take place?  
What was accomplished? What was changed?
What prevented water from filling the aquifer?
Was the presence of Cedar trees helpful or harmful – why?

What steps allowed water to fill the aquifer?
When did the first above ground spring appear?
What other changes occurred in  the area?
Why is this video relevant to what you have studied so far in environmental science?
3. Conduct an internet search and describe two VOLUNTEER (not job nor employment) opportunities in environmental or ecological restoration in the
Dallas-Ft. Worth region (5 points each VOLUNTEER opportunity).
Each  VOLUNTEER opportunity should be described in your own words in at least four complete (4) sentences. (Do not simply cut-and-paste from a website).
Include the URL/website hyperlink for each opportunity. (Note: URLs do not count toward the number of sentences in your description.)
4. Grammar/Spelling (up to 5 points).
Enjoy the video and best wishes for your success!ENVR 1401 online “Lab” Report Rubric
Objective
Meets
expectations
Student answers all
questions. All answers are
correct and complete.
Student answers all
questions. Most answers
are correct and complete.
30 points
20 points
Volunteer Opportunity in
Ecological or Environmental
Restoration in the DFW
Region – #1
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in the DFW Region.
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in DFW Region.
(Total up to 5 points)
Fully describes opportunity
in own words in at least 4
full sentences.
Does not fully describe
opportunity in own words.
Does not use 4 full
sentences.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
5 points
3 points
0 points
Volunteer Opportunity in
Ecological or Environmental
Restoration in the DFW
Region – #2
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in the DFW Region.
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in DFW Region.
(Total up to 5 points)
Fully describes opportunity
in own words in at least 4
full sentences.
Does not fully describe
opportunity in own words.
Does not use 4 full
sentences.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
Student does not provide a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration.
(Examples of what NOT to
do: Provide a job
opportunity. Provide a
volunteer opportunity
outside of DFW Region.
Provide a volunteer
opportunity unrelated in
any way to ecological or
environmental
restoration.)
5 points
3 points
0 points
No grammar or spelling
errors, easy to understand.
Some grammar and
spelling errors, but the
message is not difficult to
understand.
Many grammar and
spelling errors. Message is
difficult to understand.
5 points
3 points
0 points
Summary of Video
(Total up to 30 points)
Grammar/Spelling
(Total up to 5 points)
Approaches expectations
Does not
meet expectations
Student answers 5 or fewer
questions. Most answers
are incorrect or
incomplete.
0 – 5 points
Student does not provide a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration.
(Examples of what NOT to
do: Provide a job
opportunity. Provide a
volunteer opportunity
outside of DFW Region.
Provide a volunteer
opportunity unrelated in
any way to ecological or
environmental
restoration.)
ENVR 1401 online “Lab” Report Rubric
Objective
Meets
expectations
Student answers all
questions. All answers are
correct and complete.
Student answers all
questions. Most answers
are correct and complete.
30 points
20 points
Volunteer Opportunity in
Ecological or Environmental
Restoration in the DFW
Region – #1
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in the DFW Region.
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in DFW Region.
(Total up to 5 points)
Fully describes opportunity
in own words in at least 4
full sentences.
Does not fully describe
opportunity in own words.
Does not use 4 full
sentences.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
5 points
3 points
0 points
Volunteer Opportunity in
Ecological or Environmental
Restoration in the DFW
Region – #2
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in the DFW Region.
Student provides a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration
in DFW Region.
(Total up to 5 points)
Fully describes opportunity
in own words in at least 4
full sentences.
Does not fully describe
opportunity in own words.
Does not use 4 full
sentences.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
Working URL/website link
is provided.
Student does not provide a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration.
(Examples of what NOT to
do: Provide a job
opportunity. Provide a
volunteer opportunity
outside of DFW Region.
Provide a volunteer
opportunity unrelated in
any way to ecological or
environmental
restoration.)
5 points
3 points
0 points
No grammar or spelling
errors, easy to understand.
Some grammar and
spelling errors, but the
message is not difficult to
understand.
Many grammar and
spelling errors. Message is
difficult to understand.
5 points
3 points
0 points
Summary of Video
(Total up to 30 points)
Grammar/Spelling
(Total up to 5 points)
Approaches expectations
Does not
meet expectations
Student answers 5 or fewer
questions. Most answers
are incorrect or
incomplete.
0 – 5 points
Student does not provide a
volunteer opportunity in
ecological or
environmental restoration.
(Examples of what NOT to
do: Provide a job
opportunity. Provide a
volunteer opportunity
outside of DFW Region.
Provide a volunteer
opportunity unrelated in
any way to ecological or
environmental
restoration.)
Lab #1: “50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He
Changed Everything”
(45 points).
Please read each line of these instructions carefully. The main reason students lose points on
this assignment is because they have not read the instructions carefully. Please download
and read the attached Grading Rubric before you begin!
1. Watch the You Tube video: 50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed
Everything
> National Geographic Short Film
Showcase. Accessed 07 Sept 2020. 8:16 minutes.
Note: Unfortunately, several advertisements interrupt the video. Please ignore the ads.
2. Summarize the video (30 points). Include the following information in your
summary:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
What is the name of the person who “changed everything” in this video?
Where in Texas did the main events of this video take place?
What was accomplished? What was changed?
What prevented water from filling the aquifer?
Was the presence of Cedar trees helpful or harmful – why?
What steps allowed water to fill the aquifer?
When did the first above ground spring appear?
What other changes occurred in the area?
Why is this video relevant to what you have studied so far in environmental science?
3. Conduct an internet search and describe two VOLUNTEER (not
employment) opportunities in environmental or ecological
restoration in the
Dallas-Ft. Worth region (5 points each VOLUNTEER opportunity).


Each VOLUNTEER opportunity should be described in your own words in at least four
complete (4) sentences. (Do not simply cut-and-paste from a website).
Include the URL/website hyperlink for each opportunity. (Note: URLs do not count
toward the number of sentences in your description.)
4. Grammar/Spelling (up to 5 points).
Enjoy the video and best wishes for your success!

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