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LOMC Environmental Education

a. Environmental Education

                I. Connecting guests to their environment and promoting the idea of ecosystem interdependence.

                                1. Animal overpopulation due to reduced habitat.

                                2. Urban pollution affecting rural crop production.

                                3. Reduced food production leads to lower quality and higher cost in urban stores.

                                4. Teaching about adverse effects of invasive species.

                                5. Greenhouse gas emission and climate shift science.

                II. Respect and appreciation for nature on an aesthetic basis

                                1. Negative effects of litter  

                                2. Decomposition times for different substances.

                                3. Landfill and incinerator issues for nearby residential settings.

                III. Respect for fellow human beings and communities.

                                1. Team-building exercises to build a sense of community, understanding and forgiveness among participants.

                                2. In-depth nature classes promote scientific knowledge to give greater appreciation for flora and fauna.

                                3. Well-maintained equipment prevents frequent replacement and enhances the experience for guests.

                                4. Mixture of nature and technology helps youth learn in modern ways.

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