A Sense of Place: Getting to Know Your Surroundings
The Benefits of Paying Attention to Nature
The more you know about your bit of the planet the more you will want to live more lightly on the land. Many people feel that the most meaningful thing they have done for the earth is something they have done close to home, like:
- Preserve a local wetland.
- Take a group of children on a nature walk.
- Shop and eat locally.
- Plant native trees in a local park.
Questions to Ask and Answer to Better Understand Your Environment
Start by getting to know the place in which you live.
- What are the rock layers beneath your feet? How did they get there? Do they contain fossils?
- What do fossils tell us about ancient environments of the place? Was there a warm, shallow sea there?
- What influence did the ancient sea have on today’s world?
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