World Conservation

World Conservation

Estimated reading time: 2 min

World Conservation :
(i) Make a sketch illustrating the complete water cycle using and describing the following terms:
(a) Precipitation.
(b) Run Off.
(c) Ground Water.
(d) Evaporation.
(e) Transpiration.
(ii) Show that she is familiar with the main causes of following types of pollution and how they can be controlled :
(a) Water.
(b) Air (including noise).
(c) Soil.
(d) Waste.
(iii) Make a list of “what to do” and “what not to do” in order not to damage but improve nature when hiking and camping.
(iv) Make a list including if possible pictures of plants and animals in the country which are in danger of extinction.
(v) Show that she is familiar with the reason why so many animal species are threatened and what can be done to help these animals to service.
(vi) Carry out one of the following experiments :
(a) Demonstrate how soil may be lost or ruined through erosion and how grass and other plants help to protect it.
(b) Demonstrate how soil is formed.
(c) demonstrate how plants produce oxygen.
(d) Plant two bean seeds in a flower pot of top soil and two beans in a flower pot of sub soil. Tendfor a month and Report.
(i) On different in rate of growth in the two pots.
(ii) The appearance of plants on any difference noted.
(e) Collect muddy water in a glass jar from a suitable stream and allow it to stand for at least six hours. Observe the amount of soil which settles at the bottom. State where she thinks the soil originated from and why she thinks.
(f) Keep a daily record or the weather of her neighbourhood for a month including rainfall, sunshine, the fog (or smog), temperature, wind speed, direction and humidity.
(vii) Do one of the following :
(a) Plan and carry out together with her patrol or company an anti-litter campaign in a public park or garden or school premises or any other public places for six hours utilizing one hour at a time.
(b) Take part in a conservation project for a period of atleast one day.
(c) Make a nature trail for her patrol or company.
(d) Make put out and maintain a forage rack for animals.
(e) Make a pond for birds (and for beauty).
(f) Make and build an aquarium.
(g) Build up a collection of plaster casts of at least six birds or animals tracks.
Note :
(i) The badge will be accompanied with a special certificate.
(ii) The badge will be worn on the left sleeve below the Rajya Puraskar/Rashtrapati Guide badge.

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