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Understanding Ecosystems for Kids: Producers, Consumers, Decomposers - FreeSchool
 
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https://patreon.com/freeschool - Help support more content like this! What is an ecosystem? An ecosystem is everything that interacts in a specific area. That includes plants, animals, sun, air, water, and even rocks! In a healthy ecosystem, every part gets what they need - food, water, shelter, light - and all of the parts work together. Unfortunately, an ecosystem can become unbalanced through natural or manmade disturbances. The good news? Ecosystems can recover if we just help them out a little! Like this video if you want to see more videos about ECOLOGY! Subscribe to FreeSchool: https://www.youtube.com/user/watchfreeschool?sub_confirmation=1 Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watchFreeSchool Check our our companion channel, FreeSchool Mom! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcEtHRQhqiCZIIb77LyDmA And our NEW channel for little ones, FreeSchool Early Birds! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3OV62x86XHwaqsxLsuy8dA "Jaunty Gumption," "Floating Cities," "Ripples," by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video and Image Credits: Overgrazed area, by native fauna in western New South Wales by Cgoodwin Natura 2000 protected area by Jeanajean Volcano footage courtesy of the USGS Drie vliegenzwammen op rij in de wijk Dieze-Oost in Zwolle by Onderwijsgek
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Adventure Outfitters 60 second Florida Biology Lesson 1
 
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Learn about 3 unique critters native to our Florida springs ecosystem.
Saving the Everglades
 
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The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is a framework and guide to restore, protect, and preserve the water resources of central and southern Florida. The Plan has been described as the world's largest ecosystem restoration effort and includes more than 60 major components. Because the region's environment and economy are integrally linked, the Plan provides important economic benefits. Thus, the Plan will result in a sustainable south Florida by restoring the ecosystem, ensuring clean and reliable water supplies, and providing flood protection. (http://www.evergladesplan.org)
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The threat of invasive species - Jennifer Klos
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-threat-of-invasive-species-jennifer-klos Massive vines that blanket the southern United States, climbing high as they uproot trees and swallow buildings. A ravenous snake that is capable of devouring an alligator. Rabbit populations that eat themselves into starvation. These aren’t horror movie concepts – they’re real stories. But how could such situations exist in nature? Jennifer Klos gives the facts on invasive species. Lesson by Jennifer Klos, animation by Globizco.
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Pond Ecosystem for kids - Pond Ecology Facts & Quiz
 
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In this animation video,toddlers can learn pond ecosystem as per their lesson plan in the school.Full introduction about biotic and abiotic factors as well as consumers,producers and decomposers has been explained in a very interesting way.
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Unit 3 - Environmental balance - Lesson 2-  Understanding Ecosystems - Grad 5 Prim
 
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CHNEP Environmental Education: Florida's Environmental Literacy Plan, Jennifer Seitz
 
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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) Environmental Education Program on September 6, 2013, helps its partners in their efforts to protect the natural environment of Florida from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven and fulfill the CHNEP management plan. Thanks to Mote Marine Laboratory for donating the use of the facility and to the Friends of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Inc. for sponsoring the conference. Nine presentations from this workshop are available. Visit ww.CHNEP.org/EnvEd.html to learn more. Florida's Environmental Literacy Plan Jennifer Seitz, Florida Environmental Literacy Plan Working Group An environmental literacy plan creates the framework for standards, achievement, professional development, assessment, and leadership for individuals and organizations to thrive and accomplish innovation in education. An overview of the importance of an environmentally literate citizenry, history of environmental education in Florida, the objectives of the Florida Environmental Literacy Plan, and status of the plan will be presented.
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Energy Flow in Ecosystems
 
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008 - Energy Flow in Ecosystems In this video Paul Andersen explains how energy flows in ecosystems. Energy enters via producers through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. Producers and consumers release the energy from food through cellular respiration. An explanation of gross primary productivity and net primary productivity are included. Energy and biomass in ecological pyramids show energy efficiency. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: “Atomic Bond - Free Education Icons.” Flaticon. Accessed September 8, 2015. www.flaticon.com/free-icon/atomic-bond_65469. “Chemosynthesis.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 22, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chemosynthesis&oldid=677338446. Ebyabe. Silver Springs, Florida: Silver River, July 26, 2009. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ocala_Silver_River01.jpg. “Hydrothermal Vent.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, September 1, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hydrothermal_vent&oldid=678920124. Lab", This image has been created during “DensityDesign Integrated Course Final Synthesis Studio” at Polytechnic University of Milan, organized by DensityDesign Research Lab Image is released under CC-BY-SA licence Attribution goes to "Roberta Rosina, DensityDesign Research. English: “A Food Web Consists of All the Food Chains in a Single Ecosystem” [Cit. National Geographic Education], December 1, 2014. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Food_Web.svg. NASA. English: The Maps above Show One Way to Monitor the Carbon “metabolism” of Earth’s Vegetation., January 28, 2014. Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MOD17A2_M_PSN.ogv. Thompsma. English: Three Different Kinds of Trophic Pyramids Are Illustrated, Including a Pyramid of Numbers (top), Pyramid of Biomass (middle), and Pyramid of Energy)., July 5, 2011. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EcologicalPyramids.jpg.
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How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean | National Geographic
 
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Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. Learn more about how to upend the current system of produce-use-discard, and transition to a system which promotes reuse and repurposing of plastics. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe Learn more about Pristine Seas and National Geographic Society's other work to explore and protect the planet: http://nationalgeographic.org/ http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/explore/pristine-seas/ About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean | National Geographic https://youtu.be/HQTUWK7CM-Y National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Module 1: Florida and Its Environment
 
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A look at the fragile and diverse environment of Florida with a special look at several major environmental projects such as the Cross Florida Barge Canal, Tamiami Trail and the history of Everglades development.
ORVIS - The Balance
 
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Text WATER to 52886, and tell Florida's leaders to support SB10 and HB761 and to build the EAA Reservoir, which would restore the flow of fresh, clean water to the River of Grass. It's #NowOrNeverglades The fragile Everglades ecosystem is at a tipping point and needs the support of the Florida legislature. This ecosystem supports 1.3 million jobs and represents $109 billion to Florida’s economy. More than 200 Everglades scientists agree that increased storage, treatment, and conveyance of water is necessary as a long-term solution. The EAA reservoir would capture and store Lake Okeechobee overflow to be redistributed to the south and the Everglades, after being cleaned via filtering through the ground. This would stop the damaging discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and the choking drought occurring in the Everglades. 65% of Florida voters approved the purchase and the U.S. Congress reaffirmed their commitment to the project in 2016. Orvis and the outdoor industry want everyone to know how precious the Everglades is and how political will can restore the Everglades, Florida Bay, and Florida's major estuaries.
Views: 8377 The Orvis Company
Animal Habitats | Animal Homes | Animals video for kids |
 
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The natural home or environment of a plant, an animal, or other organism is known as habitat. Animals live in habitats all over that are suitable for them.Some of these habitats are: Grasslands,Deserts, Rain forests and Arctic Tundra. This video explains about animal habitat or animal homes. Some popular animals and name of their homes: Lion- Den Dog- Kennel Sheep- Pen Elephant- Forest Hen- Coop Deer- Grasslands Horse- Stable Cow- Shed Rat- Hole Monkey- Tree Pig- Sty Rabbit- Burrow Fish- Water Spider- Cobweb Snake- Hole Ant- Colonies Zebra- Jungle Bee- Beehive #Education #Science #Kids #Animal Home #Animal Habitat For more videos go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/learningjunction/videos Stay tuned for more videos. Thank you
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Landscape Ecology Vignette #1 -- Theory
 
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This four part video series provides a brief overview of landscape ecology, as well as terms and concepts often discussed as part of the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method's Location and Landscape Support scoring attributes. Concepts covered include, landscape ecological theory, Spatial Structure and Function, the Species-Area Relationship, the Species-Distance Relationship, Edge effects, Habitat Fragmentation, and landscape metrics. The final video in the series provides an example of how landscape metrics can be applied in the context of a UMAM assessment.
Views: 7385 Florida DEP
Federal Wildlife Officer - Career Spotlight
 
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Meet Gabriel. He is an officer that protects wildlife for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn about his tools and what he does on patrol. Full Transcript: https://www.usa.gov/government-careers#item-213562 Lesson Plan: https://www.usa.gov/government-jobs-lesson-plan Activity: https://gsa-cmp-fileupload.s3.amazonaws.com/federal-wildlife-officer-quiz.pdf
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Oxford College Institute Shapes Environmental Education
 
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The Oxford Institute for Environmental Education is a two-week workshop for K-12 educators from Georgia and north Florida, led by the biology faculty at Oxford College of Emory University. Participants learn the basic principles of ecology in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, methods for applying this knowledge to lesson plans and ways to develop their own schoolyards for environmental education. Now in its 18th year, the institute has helped over 300 educators become more engaging teachers by experiencing science at the hands-on level. Emory Report, June 2009. For more information, visit http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/2009/July/July6/OIEE.htm
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Marine Protected Areas:  A Success Story - Perspectives on Ocean Science
 
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A broad network of regional marine reserves went into effect in 2011 amid criticism that such areas do not produce a significant amount of marine life. Results from a decade-long study led by Scripps researchers show the opposite -- that no-take areas can restore marine ecosystems even better than previously thought. Join lead author Octavio Aburto-Oropeza as he showcases the success of the Cabo Pulmo National Park, a thriving undersea park near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, which has experienced a dramatic 460-percent increase in its fish population since 1999. Discover why Cabo Pulmo is such a success and how conservationists can apply lessons learned to Southern California's new marine reserves. Series: "Perspectives on Ocean Science" [3/2012] [Science] [Show ID: 23109]
SC.2.L.17.2 Habitat Match
 
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This video discusses habitats and how they are important to animals and ecosystems. Florida Sunshine State Standards SC.2.L.17.2: Recognize and explain that living things are found all over Earth, but each is only able to live in habitats that meet its basic needs. For more Closing The Lesson videos, please visit: https://summit.cecs.ucf.edu/vids/closing-the-lesson
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Measuring and Forecasting Total Ecosystem Services Values: James Beever
 
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Ecosystem services are the multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by natural ecosystems. This includes a wide range of natural processes that help sustain and fulfill human life, such as: • Purification of air and water • Detoxification and decomposition of wastes • Pollination of crops and natural vegetation • Cycling and movement of nutrients • Protection of coastal shores from erosion by waves • Moderation of weather extremes and their impacts • Provision of aesthetic beauty and intellectual stimulation that lift the human spirit Ecosystem services values can be used by decision makers when establishing and maintaining conservation lands, siting utilities, or making development decisions, putting numbers to the impacts associated with those decisions, and adding data when critical trade-offs are being discussed. These values can also be useful in justifying grant funding, in leveraging restoration dollars, and calculating cost/benefits of land use and planning actions. This presentation provides an overview of how ecosystem services projects of the SWFRPC contribute to our knowledge of the values of ecosystems in current and alternate future conditions. This project was funded by Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation and the CHNEP with in-kind services provided by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. The study area includes the Pine Island Sound barrier islands and the nearshore Gulf of Mexico within the CHNEP study area. Completed projects: Beever III, J.W., and T. Walker 2013. Estimating and Forecasting Ecosystem Services within Pine Island Sound, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, North Captiva Island, Cayo Costa Island, Useppa Island, Other Islands of the Sound, and the Nearshore Gulf of Mexico. 46 pp. http://www.swfrpc.org/content/Resources/Publications/20130204_Estimating_and_Forecasting_Ecosystem_Services_complete.pdf Beever III, J.W. 2013. Estimate of the Ecosystem Services of Existing Conservation 2020 Lands in Lee County Florida. Report to the Southwest Florida Audubon Society 18 pp. http://www.swfrpc.org/content/Natural_Resources/ABM/EstimateEcosystem.pdf
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What is an Ecosystem for kids (Ks 3,KS 2)
 
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An ecosystem comprises of all the living things in an area. The living things being referred here are plants and animals. These plants and animals in a given area are dependent on each other for their survival. They also depend on the environment surrounding them like availability of nutrients, water & air etc.
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Lessons from the Forest
 
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For all of our technological advancements, we can learn a lot from how nature grows food.  In undisturbed natural ecosystems, there are no monocrops, artificial fertilisers or pesticides, and yet a diverse range of food grows and the soil quality is maintained and regenerated, which is often not the case with industrial farming methods We have a lot to learn, it seems.  Forest garden practitioners take inspiration from natural woodland to create conditions more conducive to food production. A good forest garden design allows a rich harvest: including fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, salad crops, herbs, spices, firewood, mushrooms grown on logs, medicinal herbs, honey from bees… and more!  Join us in this event to hear from a master of the forest garden technique: Martin Crawford. ‘Martin Crawford has spent 15 years creating what is almost certainly the best forest garden in the temperate world… and the breadth of his knowledge matches the depth of his experience…’ (Patrick Whitefield, author of Permaculture in a Nutshell) Hear how Martin explains how forest gardens operate, why we should learn from them and, crucially, the challenges to scaling them up. This session starts with a short 12 minute film about forest gardens followed by a live Q&A session with forest garden specialist Ma
The Florida Everglades -- TeachPower.net Lesson
 
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http://www.teachpower.net Preview of one of 140+ Powerpoint presentations that I use in my middle school science class that you can also find on my teacher resource website. This presentation covers information on the body and organ systems that provide support and movement for our body like muscles and bone. It follows current science curriculum for both middle and high schools. For a nominal fee you can get this presentation and 140 other presentations at my teacher resource website Teach Power.net. Stay tuned to teachpower.net as I have much more resources planned to help us teachers around the world accomplish our task. If you don't see a presentation lesson [be it science or not] that suites your needs then please email me cwarner@teachpower.net and I will be glad to create a custom presentation for any subject for you. **NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS JUST A PREVIEW OF THE FULL POWERPOINT LESSON. THE SPEED AT WHICH IT SHOWS IS FOR TIME PURPOSES ONLY! THE LESSON CAN BE PRESENTED AT YOUR PACE WITH MOUSE CLICKS. ENJOY!
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EiE - A Slick Solution: Cleaning an Oil Spill Lesson 4 in Lauderhill, FL
 
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Students apply their knowledge of ecosystems and environmental engineering as they imagine, plan, create, test, and improve their own process for cleaning an oil spill.
ACT BY APRIL 25: Protect Endangered Florida Panther Habitat
 
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Nine Collier County landowners, including Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Aliese Priddy, have applied to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services for an exemption to the Endangered Species Act for the impact caused to over fifteen endangered species from the proposed development of 53,000 acres with residential & commercial development, mining and oil drilling. 107,000 acres have been offered by these landowners to be placed under conservation – but this acreage is already under local and state protections as preserved land. Worse still, activities such as oil drilling and exploration will be allowed in this conservation area, devaluing the land ecologically for the approximately 100 panthers remaining in the wild. *(More on Panther Population Estimates found here) Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 2.54.36 PM The Florida Panther, our official state animal and one of the most endangered mammals on Earth, calls this land home. The panther and other protected species need YOU to be their voice and submit public comment to the US FWS to REJECT the Habitat Conservation Plan.
Make $20k a Year for Life & Save the Forest by Growing Chocolate in the USA
 
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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits JeanMarie Chocolat Farm in Puerto Rico to show you how Cacao is grown with minimal impact on the forest ecosystem. He also shares with you how you can start your own cacao farm in Puerto Rico and make $15,000 to $20,000 a year per acre growing chocolate and saving the forest at the same time. In this episode, John visits the agroforestry farm of JeanMarie Chocolat in the Forest, you will learn more about farming in Puerto Rico and how things have changed in Puerto Rico to create the current economic situation. Next, John will share his thoughts on why agroforestry is the future of farming where you work with nature instead of against it. You can keep the fertility in the land by selectively removing trees to plant more desirable ones. You will discover how on a property filled with slopes how you can grow 800-1000 cacao trees. You will discover some of the other crops that are being grown along with the cacao and see some of the old-growth trees in the forest. You will learn how the forest creates its own fertility and how there is no need for compost piles in the forest. Next, You will discover why JeanMarie Chocolat grows certain varieties of cacao and how they graft their trees to ensure they are growing high yielding and the best tasting cacao to maximize production and quality. You will see the cacao tree nursery and the trees you can buy to grow your own cacao farm in Puerto Rico. Next, you will learn more about the three types of cacao: Forastero, Criollo, and Trinitario. John will show each of the types of pods and cut each one open and try the fruit from each pod. You will learn which variety is the best to grow and why. You will discover why the cacao fermentation process is important and how they are able to achieve a 90% fermentation rate in Puerto Rico. Finally, John will interview Juan Echevarria, the owner and farmer at JeanMarie Chocolat and ask him the following questions: 38:50 Start of Interview 39:22 Why did you decide to grow Cacao in Puerto Rico? 40:20 Why did you decide to use agroforestry to grow your crops? 41:20 Why do you grow using organic methods without chemicals? 42:32 What are some of the crops you grow here on the farm? 44:30 Why is it important to start farming and grow cacao today? 45:54 How much can someone make per make growing cacao a year? 47:09 How can you increase income with eco tourism? 48:53 Tell me more about the value added cacao and chocolate you sell? 50:12 Is there any important messages you would like to share today? 51:10 How can someone support you by purchasing your products? 51:49 Can someone order the special Chocolate I really liked? 52:00 How can someone contact you if they are interested in growing cacao and buying land in Puerto Rico? 53:00 Any final thoughts for my viewers today? Subscribe to GrowingYourGreens for more videos like this: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=growingyourgreens Follow John on Instagram at: https://instagram.com/growingyourgreens/ Watch all 1250+ Episodes from GrowingYourGreens at https://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens/videos Learn more about and Purchase JeanMarie Chocolat at: http://www.jeanmariechocolat.com/
Integrating Urban Forests with Natural Ecosystems and Wise Human Engineering
 
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In this 2010 plenary at the Bioneers Conference, Andy shares our exciting approach to integrating urban forests with natural ecosystems with wise human engineering. The 2011 Bioneers Conference will take place in San Rafael, CA from October 14-16th at the Marin Center.
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Integrating SLR Projections into Planning: Lessons Learned from the Field
 
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Discussion on how to integrate SLR projections into comp plans, RFP language and acknowledging changes in our understanding of SLR and climate-related hazards, and adapting lessons learned to inform future policies and decision-making with a focus on action today. Moderator: Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County Consultant Panel: • Jason Bird, Water Resources and Sustainable Infrastructure Specialist, AECOM • Robert B. Taylor, Jr., PE, Vice President, Hazen and Sawyer • Laurens van der Tak, PE, D.WRE, Vice President, Water Resources –Ecosystem Management, CH2M
Producers and Consumers | First and Second Grade Economics Social Studies For Kids
 
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https://www.patreon.com/homeschoolpop In this economics social studies lesson for first and second grade kids you will learn what producers and consumers are and what the difference is between the two! This social studies lesson is simple enough for children to understand and yet enough to grasp this fundamental economic concept! Thanks for watching, be sure to comment and like this video, and subscribe for more videos and learning! http://homeschoolpop.com Producers and Consumers | First and Second Grade Economics Social Studies for kids producers and consumers for children
Views: 55518 Homeschool Pop
Enviroscape Demonstration
 
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From County Update 13, Enviroscape Deomonstration (June 20, 2008)
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CHNEP RESTORE Act: RESTORE Implementation in Florida
 
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CHNEP Forum about the RESTORE Act: October 4, 2012 This forum was an opportunity to discuss RESTORE Act policies and explore approaches to creating a Southwest Florida Regional Ecosystem Restoration Plan. It was sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Environmental Law Institute, Charlotte County, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and National Wildlife Federation. The RESTORE Act created four funding sources that: 1. Direct funding for restoration by formula to Florida counties. 2. Implement a Florida restoration plan that the 23 County Consortium is developing. 3. Conduct research and monitoring. 4. Implement the Gulf Coast Restoration Council's Comprehensive Restoration Plan. The three National Estuary Programs (NEP) on the Gulf Coast of Florida are working jointly to make it easy for the Council to fund projects in Florida from Levy County to Collier County. The NEPs are doing this by helping coordinate a Southwest Florida Regional Ecosystem Restoration Plan. Five presentations were given. Teresa Chan, Environmental Law Institute, provided an Overview of the Restoration and Recovery Processes, included NRDA, CWA Penalties & RESTORE Act, Gulf Coast Ecosystem, and claims and litigation. David White, NWF, covered RESTORE Implementation in Florida, included overview of RESTORE in Florida, key implementation issues and challenges: Florida § 377.43, Consortium and other opportunities to maximize impact and value. (PowerPoint presentation wasn't used.) Jordan Diamond, Environmental Law Institute, covered Restoration Task Force and Claims & Litigation, included an overview of RESTORE and comparison of uses and constraints for the different pots of money, and other Gulf states' approaches. Bethany Kraft, Ocean Conservancy, on Restoration priorities and principles, included scientific context, restoration priorities and examples and developing restoration project selection criteria. Lisa Beever, CHNEP, on Southwest Florida Regional Ecosystem Restoration Planning, included regional restoration plan philosophy and objectives, project submittals, Group Scoop Card Games and priorities (automated response system questions).
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Urban ecosystem services
 
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An introduction to cities and biodiversity. Presentation by Åsa Gren, 21 November 2012. Read more here: http://bit.ly/SKGdnE
The Echo Tree | Critical Role RPG Show Episode 63
 
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*** New upload to correct corrupted version *** Check out our store for official Critical Role merch: https://goo.gl/BhXLst Catch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7PM PT on Alpha and Twitch: Alpha: https://goo.gl/c4ZsBj Twitch: https://goo.gl/D9fsrS Listen to the Critical Role podcast: https://goo.gl/jVwPBr Vox Machina find the root of the pestilence deep within the Shademirk, and come face to face with the creature who holds the next vestige. Thanks to Loot Crate! Thanks to @CRTranscript and all the #critters, especially @eponymous_rose for closed captions! For more RPGs we love, go to http://bit.ly/GS_RPG Visit us on http://geekandsundry.com Subscribe to Geek and Sundry: http://goo.gl/B62jl Join our community at: http://geekandsundry.com/community Twitter: http://twitter.com/geekandsundry Facebook: http://facebook.com/geekandsundry Instagram: http://instagram.com/geekandsundry Google+: https://plus.google.com/+GeekandSundry/
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Everglades Restoration
 
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Kissimee: River of Dreams, Part 3 of 3 (SFWMD, 1997)
 
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This 27-minute documentary from 1997 was produced for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) -- http://www.sfwmd.gov Kissimmee restoration...I could not have done it alone, Johnny Jones (1932-2010) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KAZhFsO7wo The hour-long documentary "Kissimmee Basin: Northern Everglades" by filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus was released 2012: http://www.northerneverglades.com/ ; also see: http://www.youtube.com/user/filmnature --- The Kissimmee River Basin extends from Orlando southward to Lake Okeechobee. The largest source of surface water to Lake Okeechobee, this basin is about 105 miles long and has a maximum width of 35 miles. The Kissimmee River was originally a 103-mile-long shallow, meandering river that was reconfigured in the 1960s into a 56-mile-long canal (renamed C-38) for flood control. As a result, about 40,000 to 50,000 acres of floodplain marsh disappeared, resulting in a significant loss of habitat for wading birds and other aquatic animals, and in a loss of the natural nutrient-filtering effects of these wetlands. The 15-year restoration project, initiated in 1999, is repairing the river and its floodplain by increasing water storage in the upper Kissimmee Basin, backfilling 22 miles of the C-38 Canal, recarving nine miles of river channel, removing two water control structures, and removing floodplain levees. The backfilling of the C-38 Canal and restoration of Kissimmee River are one of Florida's great watershed restoration success stories. More: http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/kissimmee_river/ ---- additional information http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20protecting%20and%20restoring/kissimmee%20river http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/ProgramProjectMgt/Branches/EcoSys/Everglades/KRR/index.htm === River of Interests: Water Management in South Florida and the Everglades, 1948-2010 (Updated 2012) http://www.evergladesplan.org/about/river_interest_history.aspx (Excerpted from the Epilogue, Page 308) As hope in CERP's ability to restore the South Florida ecosystem ebbed and flowed, one Corps project stood as "a sign" that restoration could really produce what it promised: the Kissimmee River restoration.126 In 2001, the Corps had finished Phase I of the restoration, with Phase II completion following in 2009, resulting in "continuous water flow" to 19 miles of the river. Phase III, which consisted of backfilling C-38 and restoring water flow to another 8 miles of the river, was in progress, with an estimated completion date of 2015. When Phase III was done, the Corps declared, "more than 40 square miles of river-floodplain ecosystem will be restored, including almost 20,000 acres of wetlands and 44 miles of historic river channel."127 Even with only the first two phases complete, the ecological improvements in the Kissimmee River Basin were remarkable. A 2010 Jacksonville District publication detailed some of these advances: thriving wetland plants, decreases in organic deposits on the river bottom, increases in dissolved oxygen, the return of largemouth bass and sunfishes, and the increase and restoration of several bird species, including white ibis, great egret, snowy egret, little blue heron, ducks, and black-necked stilts.128 These improvements were noted in a 25 January 2009 article in the St. Petersburg Times by Jeff Klinkenberg, who described a trip along the Kissimmee River with guide Paul Gray, a biologist with the National Audubon Society. As they traversed portions of the restored river, the two saw ducks, a great blue heron, sandhill cranes, and glossy ibis, all indications that restoration was working. Gray told Klinkenberg about the flooding of four miles of the old floodplain in August 2008 after Tropical Storm Fay hit Florida. "It was the most exciting thing I've seen," Gray remarked, because, as Klinkenberg noted, it indicated that "the canal remembers how to be a river." As the pair took in the scene, it seemed almost idyllic: --- Kissimmee River rediscovers its origins By Jeff Klinkenberg, Times Staff Writer Sunday, January 25, 2009 http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article970054.ece --- http://photojournalclydeniki.blogspot.com/2009/10/lake-kissimmee.html === This video was digitized from a VHS tape by Single Rose Video of Palm Beach Gardens, FL - 561.622.0072, singlerosepro@bellsouth.net
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Severe Weather: Crash Course Kids #28.2
 
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So, what's the difference between "weather" and "severe weather"? Is it just how hard the wind is blowing? Is it just thunder and lighting? Well, it can be some or all of those things. In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks to us about what makes Severe Weather and how it interacts with the Geosphere and Biosphere. Watch More Crash Course Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids ///Standards Used in This Video/// 5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. [Clarification Statement: Examples could include the influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; the influence of the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate; and the influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere. The geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are each a system.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to the interactions of two systems at a time.] Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Crash Course Main Channel: https://www.youtube.com/crashcourse Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thecrashcourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Credits... Producer & Editor: Nicholas Jenkins Cinematographer & Director: Michael Aranda Host: Sabrina Cruz Script Supervisor: Mickie Halpern Writer: Kay Boatner Executive Producers: John & Hank Green Consultant: Shelby Alinsky Script Editor: Blake de Pastino Thought Cafe Team: Stephanie Bailis Cody Brown Suzanna Brusikiewicz Jonathan Corbiere Nick Counter Kelsey Heinrichs Jack Kenedy Corey MacDonald Tyler Sammy Nikkie Stinchcombe James Tuer Adam Winnik
Views: 513453 Crash Course Kids
Rotational Grazing is NOT Holistic Management
 
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http://savory.global | Click Here if your want to know the difference between rotational grazing, mob stocking, MIG or any other grazing system and what specifically makes Holistic Planned Grazing different and more successful. Stay connected: http://savory.global https://www.facebook.com/savory.global/ https://twitter.com/SavoryInstitute https://www.instagram.com/savoryinstitute/ About Savory Institute: Loss of grasslands leads to climate change, floods, droughts, famine, and worldwide poverty. It’s our mission to promote large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through Holistic Management. Holistic Management is a process of decision-making and planning that gives people the insights and management tools needed to understand nature: resulting in better, more informed decisions that balance key social, environmental, and financial considerations.
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Lesson 3.5   Cultural and Religious Food Preferences
 
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Current Florida CNAs and those who have completed skills training through 4YourCNA are eligible to take this course for $75 and obtain their HHA certification. Visit www.4YourCNA.org for more information and to enroll! This video is for informational purposes and does not provide certification. All lessons and tests must be completed by registered students for credit - this lesson is merely a sample of the coursework. Please contact us for more details!
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Lizard Olympics: Natural Selection — HHMI BioInteractive Video
 
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The game of natural selection is afoot in anole lizards. Can long-legged anoles outrun short-legged twig anoles? Differences in physical traits such as leg length, tail length, and toe pad size make different anole species better suited to living in different parts of their habitat. For more lesson plan resources on anole lizards and speciation, see our playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI1XjFOSo4gPTF0etC1km1tSprS74LaZD To download the whole video, “The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree,” visit our website: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/origin-species-lizards-evolutionary-tree
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Groundcover Restoration of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
 
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Groundcover Restoration of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem ---------------------------------------------------- Dr. Kay Kirkman Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center A presentation on the latest science behind some longleaf pine ecosystem groundcover restoration projects at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in SW Georgia. This presentation was part of a workshop on upland groundcover restoration hosted by the Southern Fire Exchange, the Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance, and The Nature Conservancy. The workshop was held in October 2015 at the TNC Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in NW Florida. Video and Editing by David Godwin, Ph.D. Southern Fire Exchange ---------------------------------------------------- For more information visit: Southern Fire Exchange http://www.southernfireexchange.org TNC Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/apalachicola-bluffs-and-ravines-preserve.xml
Wading Birds and Dolphins in a Salt Marsh- Lesson Plan
 
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This is a video that is complementary to a lesson plan I created for my EDUC 331 course (Technology in the Classroom). For more information, please reference: https://sites.google.com/site/biologyscienceisamazing/
Views: 54 Megan Mudron
#STGPythonChallenge: Solo Travel Girl Demonstrates a BigFoot Call
 
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Solo Travel Girl Demonstrates a BigFoot Call This is my first vlog about my participation in the 2016 Python Challenge to rid South Florida and the Everglades ecosystem of exotic Burmese pythons. Well, the main purpose of the video is to demonstrate use of an Authentic BigFoot Call I picked up at the DollarTree. But let's get real, Florida doesn't have BigFoots, we have Skunk Apes! Learn more about my plans to participate in the Python Challenge by visiting http://solotravelgirl.com/outdoorswoman-journal-solo-travel-girl-joining-the-2016-python-challenge/ On social media I'll be using #STGPythonChallenge As always, thanks for watching! http://solotravelgirl.com
Views: 38 Jennifer Huber
Fabulous Wetlands with Bill Nye The Science Guy (1989)
 
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(Recorded in 1989) A wacky and entertaining video featuring Bill Nye "The Science Guy" talking about the importance of wetlands. Produced by the Washington State Department of Ecology with funds from the National Oceanic Administration (NOAA) under the Coastal Zone Management Act. Go to https://ecology.wa.gov/Water-Shorelines/Wetlands for more information on wetlands. Recorded in 1989 at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Credits: Host: Bill Nye The Science Guy. Special thanks to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. Funding for the video was provided by NOAA with additional funds provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Biggest Python in Florida Snake Hunt Released Back into the Wild
 
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A new prize in the Florida python hunt has been announced and everybody wins. The two men who caught the giant Burmese python collected a $1,000 prize. The giant snake was released back into the Everglades. And Florida wildlife experts expect the python -- outfitted with a pair of transmitters -- to show them where to find the thousands of snakes hiding in the wild and lead them to breeding females. Two other pythons were also implanted with transmitters and sent back into the wild. "It's breeding time and females attract males and we have three eager young lads sitting out there with radio transmitters on them who can lead us to the breeding female and we can catch her," Frank Mazzotti, professor of wildlife at the University of Florida who helped organize the challenge, told ABC News. The Florida Python Challenge ended on this weekend with the round up of a mere 68 snakes. Officials held the snake hunt because the pythons have multiplied into the thousands in the Everglades and have become a threat to native species. Mazzotti was not deterred by the number of snakes captured. "We've never collected so many pythons in such a short period of time. It really is an unprecedented sample," he said. "It provides us with a sort of autopsy of the wildlife. There's going to be recommendations coming out of this that will help us be able to remove more snakes from the wild." Initially the prize for the longest snake went to a man who brought in a 10-foot long python, but on Sunday another longest snake prize was given to Blake Russ and Devin Belliston of Miami who wrangled an 11-foot long python. The error in measurement, according to Mazzotti, has to do with the difficulty of measuring a live python. Mazzotti worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to design the challenge. The challenge's purpose was to not only remove Burmese pythons from the Everglades, but to also collect data from the snakes that were euthanized, and to track the three which were tagged with transmitters. Mazzotti said the department weighed the risks of releasing the tagged pythons, but to ensure they can be recaptured, two transmitters were implanted in each snake. If one transmitter were to fail, another one would take its place. "I absolutely never want to explain to someone that we left a snake out in the wild, so we make sure to put two transmitters in them so that they can be tracked," Mazzotti said. The tagged pythons help Mazzotti and his team determine the full extent of the invasion both in terms of location and habits. "Many of the snakes we catch we catch along roads, and we learn where else in the landscape they go. We also learn basic activity patterns. We then use that information to find when the best time to look for them and to remove them is." Mazzotti plans to recapture the three snakes in April at the end of the breeding season. That's when Mazzotti hopes they'll be led to pregnant female snakes, which can also be captured and prevented from releasing baby pythons into the ecosystem. Because the pythons are such a large predator, and aren't native to the Everglades, they have a negative effect on the top down food structure of the ecosystem. Until the snakes are recaptured, Mazzotti and his team will focus on analyzing the data they collected from the 65 snakes which were euthanized. This data includes dietary and mercury samples.
Views: 1379 Jessica Angel
Jersey City Students Showcase Urban Sustainability Projects at Honeywell
 
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Honeywell Hometown Solutions works in partnership with New Jersey Audubon for Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education (HIEE). To date, more than 1,000 Jersey City students have participated in HIEE, which is focused on creating more sustainable schools. The middle and high school students received hands-on urban sustainability lessons that led to their development of the projects, which ranged from installing timers to encourage energy savings to building a butterfly habitat and garden for art and music inspiration. Learn more at https://www.honeywell.com/newsroom Subscribe on YouTube: http://hwll.co/YouTubeSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/honeywell Find out about careers at Honeywell: http://hwll.co/LinkedInCareers Honeywell is inventing technologies that address some of the world’s toughest challenges in energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on performance, quality, delivery, value and technology in everything we make and do. We are building a world that’s safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive. We are Honeywell. http://www.youtube.com/Honeywell
Views: 282 Honeywell
No One Eats Alone Day at Davidson Middle Schools | San Rafael | CA
 
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Beyond Differences is dedicated to ending social isolation in middle school. All teens should feel included, valued and accepted by their peers. National No One Eats Alone Day was celebrated in over 2000 middle schools across the nation! Sign up here for the free online version of the curriculum, lesson plans and more! https://www.nooneeatsalone.org #NoOneEatsAlone can be celebrated any day of the year! ABC7 News at 4 PM
Views: 327 BeyondDifferences
ALEXIS OHANIAN LEARNING DANCE MOVE 😁 AMERICAN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR AND INVESTOR
 
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Alexis Kerry Ohanian Sr. (born April 24, 1983) is an Armenian-American Internet entrepreneur and investor, who is co-founder and executive chairman of the social news website Reddit. He also co-founded the early stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital, helped launch the travel search website Hipmunk, and started the social enterprise Breadpig. Ohanian is based in San Francisco, and was a partner at Y Combinator. In 2012, Andy Greenberg of Forbes magazine dubbed him "Mayor of the Internet". Alexis Ohanian was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a German-born mother, Anke (née Prigge)and Chris Ohanian, an Armenian-American whose grandparents came to the U.S. as refugees after the Armenian Genocide. He went to Howard High School in Ellicott City, Maryland, where he gave the student address for his graduating class in 2001. After graduation from the University of Virginia in 2005 with degrees in commerce and history, Ohanian and friend Steve Huffman pitched the idea, MyMobileMenu, to Y Combinator. The company passed on the idea, but encouraged the duo to come up with another idea it could potentially fund. They subsequently came up with reddit.com with the goal of it becoming the "front page of the Internet." They joined the first batch of Summer 2005, and were later acquired by Condé Nast in 2006 for an undisclosed amount between 10–20 million dollars. Ohanian continued to work closely with Reddit as a member of its board of directors. He returned to Reddit full-time with co-founder Huffman on July 10, 2015, to lead the now-independent company. In 2009, Ohanian spoke at TED about a whale named Mister Splashy Pants. After leaving Reddit in 2010, Ohanian spent 3 months working in microfinance as a Kiva fellow in Yerevan, Armenia. Ohanian helped launch travel search website Hipmunk in 2010, and now acts as an advisor. In June 2010, Ohanian announced the launch of his company Das Kapital Capital, which focuses on startup investing, advising and consulting. Ohanian was named the "Ambassador to the East" for early stage venture firm Y Combinator. In this position, he meets with East Coast applicants, mentors New York YC founders, and is a general representative for the company. Ohanian co-founded Initialized Capital in 2010 and made seed investments in startups including Instacart, Zenefits, Opendoor, and Cruise. It has had three funds, totaling over $160M under management. In 2014, CB Insights analyzed all the investors in tech and Ohanian was number one ranked investor for network centrality (the breadth of connections an investor has with other investors in the ecosystem and the quality and depth of those links). One of the campaign stops spurred the idea for a possible "National Geek Day" in Washington D.C. According to Fast Company, Ohanian aimed "to prove that there are new, sustainable funding opportunities for artists now thanks to platforms like Kickstarter."This project raised over $61,000 for Chambers. In May 2014, Ohanian used Tilt.com again to launch "Save Net Neutrality: Billboard in FCC's Backyard," a crowdfunding campaign to protest the FCC's plans to eliminate the idea of net neutrality. WHEN SERENA WILLIAMS AND ALEXIS OHANIAN GOT MARRIED ? On December 10, 2016, Ohanian became engaged to tennis player Serena Williams. SERENA WILLIAMS DAUGHTER ALEXIS OLYMPIA ! Ohanian and Williams married on November 16, 2017, in New Orleans. Their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, was born on September 1, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2011 and 2012, Ohanian was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list as an important figure in the technology industry.
Views: 3407 THE RICH LIFESTYLE
How to make a Natural : Organic Pool in America
 
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David Pagan Butler explains how a DIY pool in Georgia, USA was made - zero build, with only sculpted earth walls and his bubble flow circulation system. This pool was made by Alan Hall with the help of his family and friends (and moral support from David) and is an inspiration for those who aspire to create a beautiful, chemical free pool for swimming and a precious habitat for wildlife. Have a look at Alan's moving film of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHssUywrMxE and a dragonfly laying eggs on watercress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lbTU-rvf4M See David's latest invention: https://igg.me/at/olive-filter free Organic Pools DIY pdf: http://www.organicpools.co.uk/DIY%20DVD.htm Organic Pools DIY film available on: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/organicpools
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Final project Uplands Habitats
 
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Florida Master Naturalist class 2/9/13
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Places - Everglades National Park - VOA Special English 2014
 
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From VOA Learning English, this is Science in the News. I'm Faith Lapidus. And I'm Shirley Griffith. This week, we tell about Everglades National Park in the American state of Florida. When many people think of Florida, images of sandy coastlines or fun theme park rides come to mind. Yet about an hour south of Miami lies a natural wilderness different from anywhere else in the United States. Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the country. The park is home to several rare and endangered species. It is also the third largest national park in the lower 48 states, after Death Valley and Yellowstone. Each year, more than 1,000,000 people visit the Everglades. In 1947, President Harry Truman spoke at the official opening of Everglades National Park. He said the goal of creating the park was to protect forever a wild area that could never be replaced. The Everglades is considered one of the great biological wonders of the world. The expansive wetlands stretch across more than 600,000 hectares. It is a place where plants and animals from the Caribbean Sea share an ecosystem with native North American species. Nine different environments exist within the Everglades. They include mangrove and cypress swamps, estuaries and coastal marshes. In the 1940s, Marjory Stoneman Douglas wrote a book called, "The Everglades: River of Grass." She described the area as, "the liquid heart of Florida." Unlike most other national parks, Everglades National Park was created to protect an ecosystem from damage. The Everglades is home to about 15 species that federal officials say are threatened and endangered. They include the Florida panther, the American crocodile and the West Indian manatee. In addition, more than 350 bird species and 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish live within the park. The Everglades is also home to 40 species of mammals and 50 reptile species. Visitors to the Everglades will see many exotic plants. They include what is said to be the largest growth of mangrove trees in the western world. Gumbo-limbo trees, known for their peeling red skin, strangler figs and royal palms are also among the area's plant life. The country's largest living mahogany tree also lives in the Everglades. Sawgrass grows in some areas of the park. Be careful -- sawgrass is very sharp, with teeth just like a saw. It can grow up to 4 meters tall. With about 11/2 meters of rainfall each year, plants and trees never stop growing in the Everglades. The dry, winter season is the favorite of most visitors, when insects like mosquitoes are less of a problem. The rainy season lasts from June to November. There are many ways to explore the Everglades. Visitors can see alligators while hiking the Anhinga Trail. The Everglades is one of the only places on Earth where freshwater alligators and saltwater crocodiles live in the same area. Visitors using canoes or airboats are likely to see large groups of wading birds like the wood stork or the great blue heron. It is even possible to see flamingos in the Everglades. Experts say changes to the Everglades are threatening several different kinds of wildlife. They say the threats are a result of actions the United States government began more than 50 years ago, and settlers began even earlier. The National Park Service says that early colonial settlers and land developers believed the Everglades had little value. The settlers had plans to remove water from the area. In the 1880s, developers began digging canals to reduce water levels. Even larger efforts to drain the wetlands continued between 1905 and 1910. Farms were built on large pieces of land. This led to increased development, with more people moving to the Everglades and also more visitors. More changes came in 1948. At that time, Congress approved the Central and South Florida Project. As part of the plan, the Army Corps of Engineers built roads, canals and water-control systems throughout South Florida. The project was aimed at providing water and flood protection for developed areas and agriculture. Workers built a huge system of waterways and pumping stations to control the overflow of Lake Okeechobee, north of the Everglades. Today, some of South Florida's early wetland areas no longer exist. Populations of wading birds have been reduced by 90%. Whole populations of animals are in danger of disappearing. The endangered creatures include the manatee, the Miami blackhead snake, the wood stork and the Florida panther. In recent years, environmental experts have learned about the damage to the Everglades. Some experts say the balance of nature there has been destroyed. Project officials are working to improve the size and ecosystems of nearby lands. The area includes the Collier Seminole State Park and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. If the goals are met, the project should help threatened and endangered animals.
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Jayantha Obeysekera - Sea level rise, Climate Change and Water Management in South Florida
 
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Jayantha Obeysekera - Chief Modeler, South Florida Water Management District Sea Level Rise, Climate Change, and Water Resources Management in South Florida: Implications, Challenges, and Adaptation Through Federal/State/Local partnerships, the Greater Everglades, once a free-flowing, natural marsh system in southern Florida, is being restored under numerous water resources management projects requiring large investments of time and money. Rising sea levels are already causing challenges in water resources management of the rapidly growing urban environment in south Florida. Future climate change and sea level rise have the potential to cause significant impacts on flood control and water supply functions of water resources management, and on existing and future ecosystem restoration projects. An assessment of the precipitation projections of climate models shows that their ability to represent the landscape of Florida and predict historical climate patterns may be limited. To understand the vulnerability of the regional water management system in a changing environment, a sensitivity analysis using a regional-scale, hydrologic and water management model was conducted. This presentation will provide a summary of technical investigations on climate variability, climate change, and sea level rise to address the current and future water management concerns and the adaptation approaches that are being used. New approaches for hydrologic designs of infrastructure to deal with nonstationarity associated with climate change will also be discussed