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  • What are the common plants growing in your area? For help identifying species, you can consult an on-line field guide.
  • Are the plants affected at all by human or animal activity? How? Is the effect positive or negative?
  • Are there non-native species of plants that humans have brought to your community? Are these plants helping or harming your localenvironment?
  • Learn more about the impact of non-native plant species. Get information on invasive species in your community.
  • Are there any rare, threatened, or endangered plant species living in your area?
  • Are plants used as medicines? If so, which ones?


  • What are the common animals found in your neighborhood? Make separate lists for birds, reptiles, insects, amphibians, mammals,and fish. For help identifying species, you can consult an on-line field guide.
  • How do the animals and humans in your community interact? Is the interaction positive or negative? In what way?
  • Do you have animals living with you at home? What kinds? Are they pets or are they involved in a family business (farming)?
  • Are there any rare, threatened, or endangered animal species living in your community?
  • Is there a high or low diversity of animal species in your area?
  • Do you have a humane society, shelter, wildlife rehabilitation site, or other animal welfare organization in your area? How does itoperate?

Human community

  • What do you like most about living in your community?
  • What do you like least?
  • What, in your opinion, are the top 5 problems for the people in your community?
  • Do any of these problems concern the relationship between humans and the plants, animals, and environment in your community?
  • What are your biggest hopes for your community?
  • Are there any groups of people in your community who have a difficult time living? What are some of the reasons for these difficulties?
  • What examples can you find in your community of people helping people? These can be very small-scale (one person helping a neighbor,for example) or involve larger organizations.


There are several reasons for hope, some of which are listed below: (Online only)

Lessons for Hope

Dr. Jane Goodall has been known for her pioneering research with chimpanzees. Now, in order to save them - and the quality oflife on our planet for people, animals, and the environment - she travels the world 300 days a year, spreading the message of hope. Her book, Reason forHope, is a testament to human generosity in the face of environmental degradation. Her new work, Lessons for Hope, translates her message into apractical guide for teachers and students of all ages.

Environmental Education Resources

Provides access to education literature and resources - lessons, journals, organizations, conferences and more.

Environmental Storyteller With deep laughter, magical visions, intensity, warmth, mischief and love, this storyteller hasenchanted tens of thousands of listeners with Earth Mother Stories - Tales of Earth Stewardship&Stories of Human Fellowship - stories for children, for teens and young adults, for families, and for adultaudiences.

Questions & Answers

Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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