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Choose one of the community theories/perspectives below and apply that theory/perspective to understand the vignette.

6. Choose one of the community theories/perspectives below and apply that theory/perspective to understand the vignette.
How does the theory/perspective help you analyze the situation of this community?What are the strengths and
weaknesses of using the selected theory/perspective to understand the community? (400-500 words, the word limit does
not include references) (2 references)
Choices: Systems theory; Human and population ecology theory (The Chicago School); Human behavior
theories; Theories about power, politics and change; Strengths, empowerment, or resiliency perspective
Note: Feel free to choose a specific theory under each overarching framework above. For example, you can
choose “Conflict theory” under “Theories about power, politics, and change”bci to answer this question

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How does the theory/perspective help you analyze the situation of this community?what are the strengths and

6. Choose one of the community theories/perspectives below and apply that theory/perspective to understand the vignette.
How does the theory/perspective help you analyze the situation of this community?What are the strengths and
weaknesses of using the selected theory/perspective to understand the community? (400-500 words, the word limit does
not include references) (2 references)
Choices: Systems theory; Human and population ecology theory (The Chicago School); Human behavior
theories; Theories about power, politics and change; Strengths, empowerment, or resiliency perspective
Note: Feel free to choose a specific theory under each overarching framework above. For example, you can
choose “Conflict theory” under “Theories about power, politics, and change”bci to answer this question

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C) now to the original jar ecosystem, add six (6) ants and one (1) lizard, and reseal the jar.

I need individual responses (3-5 sentences should suffice) to the following questions with research to support the thinking for each answer.
a.) Suppose you made your own ecosystem in a mason jar like the one described at the
following website:

Create Your Own Mini Ecosystem at Home!


The bottle is sealed. Describe the organisms inside that occupy at least two different
trophic levels.
b.) Now open the jar, add six (6) ants, and reseal the jar. How long will they survive and
why? What is the trophic level of the ants?
c) Now to the original jar ecosystem, add six (6) ants and one (1) lizard, and reseal the jar.
What is the trophic level of the lizard assuming it eats ants? How long will the
lizard survive and why?
d.) Explain how the water cycle might behave differently duribcing the day and night and
explain why.

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Goal:

Class Project Outline
Goal:
To conduct an in-depth exploration of a topic of your choice that is linked to an issue in wildlife
or fisheries management. This is not a natural history assignment of a particular species. Species
(one or more) of interest can be used as examples (focal species) in your exploration of the
broader issue. We will discuss example issues in class. The issues could be occurring in any
country.
Examples of major and continuing issues include but are certainly not limited to:
 Disease and parasites
 Pollution of all types
 Exotic species including influence on other species and the environment
 Nutrition
 Hunting and over exploitation
 Trade-off of renewable energy and land use
 Long-tern climate change (this is not a discussion of the potential role of humans per se)
 and a lot more…
Schedule:
The following is subject to change, but initially—
 One paragraph (typed, etc.) description of the issue (can have two issues and we can
discuss in class which to use)
o DUE 19 SEPTEMBER IN CLASS
 publish of paper due (see below)
o DUE 5 OCTOBER IN CLASS
 Student brief class summary of key points/class questions
o STARTING 17 OCTOBER
 Final version of paper due
o DUE 14 NOVEMBER
General format for paper:
 Same format as for chapter summaries
 Instead of “Questions”, provide brief list of information needs and potential solutions
 Two pages is the desired length (singe spaced, etc.)
 Third page for literatubcire Cited (we will discuss)

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D) current impabcict on earth

Topic: Coral Bleaching
You must have 3 to 5 sources internet sources.
• The following must be included:
a) Introduction
b) Background Information/History/Origins
c) Diagram or Models
d) Current Impabcict on Earth
e) Solutions
f) Rational (Opinion)

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Watch (5-10 mins): Learn about 22-year-old Amanda Gorman (Links to an external

Watch (5-10 mins): Learn about 22-year-old Amanda Gorman (Links to an external site.) (PBS NewsHour), who read her poem at the inauguration. Amanda Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” during the inaugural events The First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is a fan of Amanda’s poetry. (Links to an external site.)
You can also watch Gorman delivering her inaugural poem below, and read a copy of it here (Links to an external site.).
https://youtu.be/LZ055ilIiN4 (Links to an external site.)
As you watch, think about the following questions and jot down notes:
What do you notice?
What do you wonder?
What stands out to you?
Does any of the poem or the author herself resonate with you?
In an interview with The New York Times (Links to an external site.), Gorman said, “Now more than ever, the United States needs an inaugural poem. Poetry is typically the touchstone that we go back to when we have to remind ourselves of the history that we stand on, and the future that we stand for.” What do you think she means? How does poetry capture our feelings or attitudes in a way that traditional speeches or prose does not?
Free Write/Free Response: Choose one.
Write your own three line poem in reply to Gorman’s poem “ Choose a line, a vibe or a moment from the poem to inspire your response.”
Stream of consciousness: Capture your vibe or feeling from the poem in one word immediately after viewing.
Please share your observations, and discuss your thoughts with your peers. One way to think about the lines in the poem is to have a conversation with them. What would you say?
Review the Earth Charter I. Respect and Care for the Community of Life. Carefully connect at least three of the principles with Gorman’s ideas.
How does the poem weave in the concepts of respect, compassion, and empathy?
From items #1-6 above develop a discussion post around these activities and be sure to respond to at least three of your peers. Include some type of media (video, photo, etc.) to enhance your discussion post and connect to your ideas or advance the discussion.
You will be graded on quality and relevance, critical thinking, contribution, course connections, professional writing and media included. Please review the grading rubric for more details. The assignment should demonstrate at least 2 hours of work.
Discussions are an opportunity for reflection on your own thoughts, beliefs, questions, and/or concerns regarding a particular topic, issue, or experience. It is a reflection of your learning in the course and a record of your journey through the semester, not a diary. The ultimate purpose of discussions are to provide you with a place to express your ideas and opinions and to facilitate discussion between you and your classmates. Expect each discussion to take 1-2 hours to complete along with 2-3 hours to complete any required readings.
You will be graded on six criteria: quality and relevance, critical thinking, contribution to peers, course connections, writing, and media included
Post your response to the discussion prompt below along with photos, videos, links, or interesting things that relate to the discussion or enhance your thoughts. To size photos properly, please refer to the tutorials about image resizing in the Canvas Student Demonstration Course: https://fgcu.instructure.com/courses/7692
You must post first before you can see your other classmates’ posts.
Read and respond to at least three of your fellow classmates’ postings.
All work reflected in the discussion should be in your own words. If you use other authors’ works you need to properly cite and reference the information including photos, drawings, graphics and/external links.
A great discussion is one that addresses the questions in the prompt while making connections to additional course materials, readings, and experiences. The ability to incorporate these concepts shows a high degree of critical thinking.
You are encouraged to share things from your life, experiences, material learned in other courses or your major and any additional thoughts you have on the prompt. This demonstrates that you are truly reflecting on the topic.
Be detailed and give reasoning behind your thoughts. For example – don’t just say “this place is great!” Tell me why it is great, what led you to your conclusions and ideas about the area.
LINKS TO WATCH/READ
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/poet-tapped-for-inauguration-to-spread-a-message-of-unity
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-01-17/amanda-gorman-biden-inauguration-poet

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What is the role of the public sector in innovation? The public sector has a rep

What is the role of the public sector in innovation?
The public sector has a reputation for adding red tape where it does not belong, constraining innovation. However, the internet itself is a public sector innovation. The World Wide Web was developed at CERN, a government funded non-profit focussed on nuclear research. When and where should we ask the public sector to act on innovations? When should they choose to support the private sector instead?
Reading: Innovator’s Dilemma – Chapters 9-12
De Vries, H., Tummers, L. & Bekkers, V. (2018). The diffusion and adoption of public sector innovations: A meta-synthesis of the literature.
Public Sector and Innovations