REQUIRED TEXT and ISBN: Text – Environmental Ethics (5th edition) By Joseph R. Desjardins [ISBN 978-1-
1. Review the attached documents related to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.
2.Please note in the trail map the various ecosystems at the Schuylkill Center (forests, ponds, wetlands and meadows).
3. In the restoration program document please note  efforts to create a preserve that supports the highest level of plan and animal diversity “native” to Southeasten Pennsylvania and  that previous farmland use disturbed the soil and eliminated much of the seed source for “native successional meadows”, edges and woods. The disturbance allowed invasive, non-native vegetation to thrive as the old farmland.
4. In the meadow restoration document, please note efforts to improve the habitat value native grassland/meadow.
5. In the easement document, please note how the easements protect the majority of the property from future development while preventing the continuation of educational, recreational and agricultural activities.
6. Chapter 7 of the textbook, page 173 identifies that – Ecocentric approaches to environmental ethics develop from the conviction that ecology must play a primary role in our understanding and valuing of nature. The primary shift of the ecocentric approach involves an emphasis on ecological wholes and moves away from individual plants and animals.
7. In what ways does the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education demonstrate ecocentric approaches ? Do you agree with the Schuylkill Center efforts to create a preserve that supports the highest level of plan and animal diversity “native” to Southeasten Pennsylvania ? Explain.