NATURE IN THE NEWS (25 Pts.): Please find one (1) CURRENT newspaper article about nature and its restorative power in our lives. This must be a news article or news story; not a magazine article, blog or post; but a CURRENT (within the last month) newspaper article. You could find this in a news story from televised news cast/announcement/broadcast. Make sure the news topic is about how nature helps improve our lives/benefits our lifestyle and the restorative power of nature in some way (physical, emotional, social, or cognitive, etc.) This website may be a helpful resource for this assignment:
Write a 1 page critique of the article. Central Standard Time in the course dropbox.
Please include the following information in your critique:
I. Summary of article: Tell what the article is about and what issues were addressed.
II. Discussion: Why or why not is this article important to understanding nature and its restorative power in our lives? Explain how the article ties into understanding the benefits of nature, reconnecting with nature or why we need nature in our lives/culture etc.
III. Reference information: Name of newspaper/news source, date of that issue, what section it’s in? Cite your source in this section.
Grading criteria: 25 points total (10 pts. – Summarized the article, 10 pts. – Discussed the article, 5 pts. – Gave reference information).