At the Florida Springs website, above, watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of Water’s Journey: Hidden Rivers of Florida. In this video, you will discover the underground system of caves and tunnels and the journey of water beneath society on its way to springs.
For further info on Florida Springs, check out this link from the Florida Springs Institute: https://floridasprings.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Watch the video at the link above and then provide a review of the video, describing the connections between human society above ground, and the quality of aquifers below ground. This assignment will be evaluated based on how well the response summarizes the main points of the video, utilizing proper grammar and spelling, and creative writing skills. Your response must be between 1000-1500 words in length. Please use Microsoft Word or PDF when completing your assignment. See below for detailed grading rubric.
- Provide a short summary of the video
- Provide a description of at least 2 ways that Floridians are impacting the springs
- Based on your readings and the video, offer at least 2 innovative solutions to these impacts
- Accuracy of summary:
- Make sure you have watched and understood the contents of the video.
a) Your summary will be graded based on how well it reflects the information provided in the video.
b) Your summary should be written in a concise and coherent manner.
c) Your summary should be in your OWN words and within 250 words.Assignment
Assignment Objectives & Content
The content of your essay should be primarily based on the objectives of the assignment.
2 ways Floridian are impacting the springs: 50 points
2 innovative solutions to these impacts: 40 points
Essays that provide underdeveloped and inadequate responses to the subparts will usually get a lower score as compared to the ones that demonstrate a higher level of thought, thoroughness, and effort in meeting the assignment objectives.
Consider this example. Two students provide waste management as an innovative solution. A student that further delves into how waste management can curb the impact on springs, discuss its implementation strategy, and consider other details will receive a higher grade than someone who only states “we should not discard our trash in the sinkholes”.
Format & StyleFormat:
your essay in APA style. Adhere to the word limit (1000 – 1500 words) and standard font, correct margins, spacing, and indentation.