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					        As a Garden Earth
    Naturalist, YOU can
make a difference!
Do you know what the word ‘Naturalist’
means?
Do you know any famous Naturalists?
What can you do as a Garden Earth
Naturalist?
               What does the
               word ‘Naturalist’
               mean?

A Naturalist is person who
studies plants and
animals in their natural
surroundings. Naturalists
care about the environment.
                 Famous
                Naturalists
•Aldo Leopold               •Jane Goodall
•Rachel Carson              •Chipko Movement
•John Muir                  •Teddy Roosevelt
•George Washington Carver   •Dr. Seuss

Who are these people and why should I
care about them?
                    Aldo Leopold
   Known as the “Father of wildlife ecology”
       Knew more about America’s wildlife than anyone
        else of his time!

  Believed that all things in nature
are connected into a web of life.
It is not possible to hurt one part
without the rest of the web being
affected.
               Aldo Leopold
          While living on a farm in
           Wisconsin, Aldo documented
           years of nature study through
           journaling
          These journals were published in

           a book called “The Sand County
           Almanac”
   Introduced the idea of “A Land Ethic”
        Taught that people should be stewards
         of the land. We are just members of
         the land-community, not controllers.
Aldo Leopold
         1935: Helped
          found the
          Wilderness Society
         1937: Established
          the Wildlife
          Society
        Rachel Carson
   Rachel’s Mother taught
    her a love for writing
    and nature
   She studied marine
    biology and zoology in
    college.
   Wrote multiple books on
    marine ecology
                    Rachel Carson
   1962: published Silent Spring
       Her book talked about how DDT (a
        pesticide) and other synthetic
        chemicals that were poisoning local
        lakes, rivers, oceans, wildlife, and
        people as these chemicals went
        through the food chain from water,
        to birds, fish, and other wildlife,
        and eventually to humans.
   Rachel Carson has been called the
    “Mother of the modern
    environmental movement”
               John Muir
   After loosing sight in one eye in an
    accident, John focused on getting
    into nature once his vision
    returned.
   John spent a lot of time in the
    Yosemite Valley of California.
    There he journaled about wildlife,
    plants, glaciers, trees, and
    mountains.
   He also took an 1000 mile hike
    through the Gulf of Mexico to
    study botany (plants).
            John Muir
   1892: elected president of the
    Sierra Club, which is still an
    active environmental group
    today.
   Called the Father of our
    National Parks, Father of
    Glaciology, Father of
    Yosemite, and the Greatest
    Californian.
     George Washington Carver

   As an African American,
    Carver had trouble being
    recognized as the great
    naturalist and agriculturalist he
    was.
   Studied agriculture in college.
    Later becoming a college
    professor.
      George Washington Carver




   Discovered new ways to use plants for food, healing,
    and in manufactured products.
   Main focus was the peanut, finding over 100 uses for
    the plant crop.
   Made a way for future African Americans in science.
                  Jane Goodall
   As a child, Goodall
    always had a dream of
    going to Africa.
   Worked digging up
    bones (archaeology) in
    Africa as a way to
    follow her dreams of
    studying animals.
                 Jane Goodall
   Studied chimpanzees for 45 years.
   Observed how chimpanzees use “tools” such as
    grass blades to find food and rocks to break fruit.
   Developed a relationship with the chimpanzees she
    studied, so that they were no longer afraid of her.
              Chipko Movement
   Chipko is a Hindi word meaning
    "hugging“.
   Describes how local village women
    "hugged" trees to prevent them
    from being cut down.

                Though most protesters were
                women, Sunderial Bbahuguna is the
                most well known leader of the
                movement.
The success of the Chipko movements have saved
thousands of trees from being felled and have led to
laws protecting forests in India.
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt
                 Enjoyed nature as a
                  child, collecting plant
                  and animal specimens
                  and journaling on his
                  studies.
                 Studied natural history
                  in college.
                 First President to
                  consider the long-term
                  need for conservation
                  of national resources
                Teddy Roosevelt
   Preserved more than 170 million acres of
    lands in the forms of national parks and
    monuments.
       150 National Forests
       51 Federal Bird Reservations
       4 National Game Preserves
       5 National Parks
       18 National Monuments
       24 Reclamation Projects
   Friends with John Muir and Gifford Pinchot,
    two other famous naturalists.
                 Dr. Seuss
   Dr. Seuss was born
    Theodor Seuss Geisel
    and began his career in
    the late 1920s doing
    cartoons for the humor
    magazines.
   Later started writing
    children’s books that
    often had powerful
    messages.
Dr. Seuss
   Dr. Suess’ greatest gift to the
    world of Ecology was his
    book, The Lorax.
   A story about pollution and
    unwise use of natural
    resources.
   Many people were shocked to
    see a children’s writer make
    such a strong environmental
    statement.
  What can we learn from these
     famous Naturalists?




How to take care of our own piece
         of Garden Earth!
What can you do as a Garden Earth
           Naturalist?
   Plant a garden
       Learn the best methods for growing plants.
       Study pollinators and other wildlife that may use
        your garden for food or habitat.
       Distribute plants to local people for their gardens
        or food crops to people in need.
    What can you do as a Garden
         Earth Naturalist?
   Fight for conservation
       Protect the trees! Whether it be a local plot of land
        or acreage of rainforest in South America.
       Educate the public on the importance of protecting
        natural resources.
       Help establish or clean up a local park.
    What can you do as a Garden
         Earth Naturalist?
   Help stop pollution
       Organize a trash clean up in a local park, stream,
        or roadside.
       Do water sampling to test for pollutants in a local
        water source.
       Educate the public on common air and water
        pollutants and what they can do to help.
What are some
 Garden Earth
  Naturalists
already doing?
              Fowler Drive Elementary
                     GEN Club
   Planting a butterfly garden to learn the
    importance of pollinators and to establish
    gardening skills.
   Collecting seeds and propagating plants to
    distribute at GEN Science Nights and
    Pinewood Estates (a local Latino
    trailer park).
          Fowler Drive Elementary
                 GEN Club

GEN Departments involved:
   Pollination
   Soil

   Pest and Disease Control

   Biodiversity

   Food Production
             Madison and Oglethorpe
               County 4-H Club
   Compost poultry litter to be used as fertilizer
   Use compost to fertilize pumpkin plants and
    other vegetable and wildflower plants.
   Plant seedlings at schools or local parks to
    attract butterflies
   Donate vegetable seedlings to local food bank
    for low income summer gardening
         Madison and Oglethorpe
           County 4-H Club

   GEN Departments involved:
     Pollination
     Soil and Recycling

     Air Cleaning

     Food Production
What will you do
  as a Garden
      Earth
 Naturalist?

				
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