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Malaria & Global Warming
Dale Blum, Pierce College
This is a group mapping exercise that examines the many factors that affect the distribution and possible future distribution of malaria in North and South America.
Bioregion Scale: Global, National/Continental
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Human Heath & Wellbeing, Climate Change
How Many Plants Make a Future? The Carbon Dioxide Challenge
Rus Higley, Highline Community College Marine Science and Technology Center, Vanessa Hunt and Timothy Sorey, Central Washington University
This activity focuses on the role of photosynthesis in a sustainable future. Students explore the effect of photosynthesis and respiration in a 'closed systems' containing plankton, marine plants, and fish. By calculating carbon dioxide uptake and production in these systems, they predict a plant: animal ratio sufficient to maintain a system in carbon dioxide 'balance' for one hour.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Climate Change, Ecosystem Health