Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Observation, Public Policy and Science in the news today...Mexican Axolotl (Frog-like Organism)

This story is about the Mexican Axolotl. Note, in the photos accompanying the story, there are plants. Did you see them, or, were you, "plant blind?" Do you think plant-blindness has anything to do with the disappearing frog-like creatures? Do plants play a role in lives of organisms? Do we need plants (Tropical and temperate forests, weeds, crops, herbs) for organisms like axolotls and humans to live? Do some investigating and write an essay, supported with facts you've found, or, experiences you've had. Formulate an opinion on endangered species, such as the axolotl. Indicate a global public policy that you feel would help sustain the Earth. Check with your parent, guardian, teacher, or, supervisor: Should you submit your essay as a letter to the editor of a local paper, or, post it on line? Would it make a good bulletin board? Are any science standards covered by your activity?

Fill your essay (and your mind) with hope. When we educate ourselves and act toward sustainability, we are very capable of achieving sustainability. I believe it is important to carry the message of hope with any activities where we deal with global problems, including extinction, or loss of habitat, among others.

Story:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUKTRE5114WI20090202

Film (in Spanish): http://uk.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=98040&videoChannel=82

1 comment:

Felix R. said...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iEX7Hp8rGNYUSrjVSqBRl15RlAfA More science news....Google MAps (TM) ocean floor