Agents of Change

Agents of Change

1.Agents of Change: Discuss Start by nding out a little bit about Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh to prepare you for this assignment at https://www.earthguardians.org/our-story (Links to an external site.) and https://www.earthguardians.org/xiuhtezcatl (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) (Who is he? What does he do? What does he stand for?) Then… Find an environmental leader or activist that shares at least one thing in common with you that you self-identify as important to who you are. It does not need to be ethnicity. It can be anything that you self-identify with that is important to how you define yourself. Identity is pretty important when we think about the way people communicate and interact. For more on identity, check out http://criticalmediaproject.org/ why-identity-matters/ (Links to an external site.) Give a brief bio of what they do and why you connect with them as a person and their mission AND why you chose them/connect with them. Your original entry should be a minimum of 250 words. 2. Augmented Reality Exploration Assignment This assignment will require the use an android or apple smart phone/tablet that has a working camera. fi Part 1: WWF Free Rivers (The Required Part) : Start by downloading the WWF Free Rivers app, which is free of charge, in your phone’s app store, more information can be found at https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/explore-wwffree-rivers-a-new-augmented-reality-app (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) Pro tips for the app itself: -To get the AR to engaged, your phone should be held flat pointed at a flat surface, like this: https://www.marypoffenroth.com/artutorial (Links to an external site.) A. Define, in your own words, what is a free flowing river and why are they important? 1. Describe the steps, in order, of the water cycle, beginning with water evaporating from the ocean into clouds. 1. What is a floodplain and why is it important to humans? 1. Fill in the blanks: A river’s flow naturally changes, depositing ________ along the way. When full, the river spills onto its _________. As the basin ________ , these __________ drain. Dams and other infrastructure, like roads, all reduce a river’s connectivity. While the areas closest to the dam are most severely impacted, damage is seen far downstream. 1. List some of the pros and cons of building a dam. What are some of the impacts of building a dam discussed in the app? 1. What happens when you remove the dam in the Free Rivers world? 1. Name two of the sustainable build options discussed in the app 1. here are 8 characters to find in the Free Rivers world. How does a river impact each of the following: Fisherman _­­­­­­­­­­­  ­­ -To find the rotating blue icons and to really use the app, be prepared to physically move about your space – bending down and holding your phone at different angles, as well as closer/farther away from the floor/flat surface you chose at the beginning. -the app does deplete your battery, so keep that in mind before you begin. Then, explore the AR world of free flowing rivers and answer the following questions. There is sound, so make sure your phone is not on silent mode before you begin. Tiger Farmer River Dolphin 9. When you are finished with the game and the question pop ups asking you if you want to go to the map portion, say YES : what animal do you see on your floor?
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