Epoq 2.2 UNCP in Second Life:
Snowport Environmental Study Center
Snowport Environmental Study Center on the UNCP in SL campus
Snowport Environmental Study Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the virtual world Second Life
A cardinal lands in a bush at the front door of the Snowport Environmental Study Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the virtual world Second Life
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Snowmen play outside the Snowport Environmental Study Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the virtual world Second Life
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The learning wall on inside the Snowport Environmental Study Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the virtual world Second Life
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The environment textbook in the Snowport Environmental Study Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the virtual world Second Life
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The Snowport Environmental Study Center is a teaching facility designed to provide learning opportunities in environmental education.

Situated on the UNCP campus in the Dotoorak region of the southern continent mainland of the 3D virtual-reality Internet world Second Life, the Snowport Environmental Study Center is designed to function as a pedagogical space using a array of communications technologies.

The center is a place where students can learn about the environment and human impact on it. The center intends to provide relevant, rich pedagogy to: The principle source of information for the center is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The critical areas for study at the center are:

AIR pollutants come from many different sources and can occur indoors and outdoors. They have many harmful effects, including hurting the health of living things. Although national air quality across the U.S. has improved over the last 20 years, many challenges remain.
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The issues: WATER pollution harms many forms of life. It hurts our ability to use water in our homes, for recreation, and in commerce. Without water there's no life. We should work to protect all forms of water – on the ground, underground, and out of the tap. Polluted water should be treated and protected.
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The issues: ECOSYSTEMS include animals, plants, rocks, water and everything else in a place. An ecosystem is the air, water, land, and habitats supporting plant and animal life in a specific area. We should support environmental planning that addresses all the factors, both natural and human, affecting various ecosystems.
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The issues: CONSERVATION means holding on to the good things in our environment.
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The issues: THE NEIGHBORHOOD needs concerned citizens to learn about local air and water pollution and where the neighborhood trash goes, to understand what people can do to protect the environment in their homes, workplaces and communities.
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The issues: HEALTH & SAFETY protection human health is an important mission. Pollution affects children and people with asthma. Water contaminants may affect swimmers and beach-goers. A clean environment can help people stay healthy and strong, while some chemicals and the Sun's ultraviolet rays can harm them.
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The issues: WASTE RECYCLING helps prevent pollution. Trash and discarded chemicals have to go somewhere, thus the slogan "reduce, reuse and recycle." Although people can do a lot to clean up pollution after it's in the environment, preventing pollution in the first place is even better. Pollution can be prevented by changing how things are manufactured as well as how people behave. The idea is to reduce how much people use and to get people to reuse what's left when they're done, and then recycle what they can't reuse.
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The issues: Students and faculty studying at the virtual Snowport Environmental Study Center can be dispersed anywhere in the real world. The environmental center is outfitted with: SLURL is short for Second Life URL, a Web address. SLURL's are direct links from the Web to locations inside Second Life. The SLURL for the Snowport Environmental Study Center is:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dotoorak/43/84/326

The UNCP sandbox – the Newbie Convenience Center & Rest Station – is at this SLURL:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Myungsimbogam/37/212/60

Learn more about protecting the real world environment: Learn more about virtual worlds and Second Life:

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© 2010 Anthony Curtis