Biological Footprint

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http://www.srh.noaa.gov/meg/?n=december2013monthlyclimatesummary http://sierraclub.org/watersentinels/tennessee/ http://www.tn.gov/twra/pdfs/treeidguide.pdf http://www.endangeredspecie.com/states/tn.htm Name: Katrina Walls, Friday 8am

Title: Laboratory 1: Understanding Your Ecological Footprint and Environmental Awareness

Introduction: The purpose of this lab is to promote environmental awareness. In this lab I will assess my environmental impact and identify new practices I can exercise to help reduce my ecological footprint.

Materials and Methods: The materials I used for this lab are Microsoft Word and Excel and the internet. My procedure is to use the questions provided in Lab #1 to discuss my ecological footprint and ways to improve it. I will also calculate the items I use on a daily basis for 5 days in order to obtain an accumulation of garbage I generate within a day. I will use Microsoft Excel to enter my calculations and graph my results for this lab. Results: 1. Where were you born? Name the city and the state. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee. 2. What was the total amount of rainfall in this area for last year? 59.43 3. Describe the climate of this area (e.g. warm and humid, dry and cold) Humid Subtropical Climate- cfa 4. Name three endangered species in your state. -Spider, spruce fir moss -Wolf, gray -bat, gray 5. Name four species of trees in your area. Pecan tree White Oak Tree Red Maple Tree Black Cherry Tree 6. What is the source of your drinking water in your area? Memphis gets its drinking water from the Memphis Sand Aquifer and the Fort Pillow Sand Aquifer that ultimately comes from the Mississippi Embayment attached to the Mississippi River. 7. Where does the garbage go in your area? The garbage in my area in Memphis goes to…...

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