1. 4 billion people around the world don’t have access to safe drinking water. Research an area outside the U.S. that does not have adequate drinking water. Describe the situation and what can be done about it.
2. Discuss one of the human impacts on the ocean. How will not correcting this impact ultimately affect humans? Cite a specific example.
3. Tell the class about one of our national parks or forests. Be sure to include things like when the park was founded, the major features, issues facing the park, what biome it is in, what ecosystem services it provides, size, uses, location, and any other interesting things you find out about it. Only one person per park or forest on a first come first serve basis.
4. Should the U.S. have fewer or more national parks, national forests, wilderness areas, or wildlife refuges? Argue your case.
5. Do you think the benefits of pesticides outweigh the risks? Explain the pros and cons of each. Do you pay more for organically grown products?
6. Discuss an invasive species. Include things like where it's originally from, where it's invading, what problems it is causing, how it got there, and what is being done to control it. No Zebra Mussels or Asian Carp since they are discussed in the book.