You will play the role of a “citizen scientist”. Your task is to identify an example of human-nature interactions, to observe it directly systematically, and to report on your observations. Your observations must be DIRECT (as in, you must directly observe the phenomenon with your own senses). Topics could include, but aren’t limited to, human-wildlife interactions; flows of water, electricity, or other resources; pollution, and so on.
You must make at least TEN observations at regular intervals (every minute, every hour, every day, etc). The interval you choose should be able to tell you something about how the phenomenon changes over time. For example, observing wildlife-automobile interactions may not be served by minute-by-minute observations, since these interactions may not occur every minute. Remember to plan ahead with the due date – daily observations mean you have to plan at least ten days ahead of the deadline for this assignment.
At the end of your observations, you will write up an explanation (in one or two pages) of what you discovered, in narrative form. You may include a log of your observations, but this DOES NOT stand in for your narrative explanation. In writing up your findings, you may need to use the internet to fill in gaps or help explain aspects of your findings, but you SHOULD NOT research your topic before making observations. Please use your own findings, not reporting on internet research.