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Do eight of the following, including the italicized requirement:
- In your locality find four illustrations of erosion and explain the cauase and effect of each. Tell what might be done in one of these cases to limit erosion.
- Know which plants in your state may never be cut or picked; which may be cut or picked sparingly; and which may be cut or picked at any time.
- Find out which birds and fur-bearing animals are protected by the nation and by your state – when, how, and particularly why.
- Explain how hawks, owls, and snakes are helpful to man.
- Know the part trees and forests play in conservation of wildlife, soil, and water supply. Learn this particularly in relation to your own part of the country.
- Be able to explain, simply, to someone else how plants and animals are dependent on each other.
- Learn all you can about the national park or national forest nearest you and know where some of the others are located. Know your own state parks and forests.
- Visit a forest station; find out what the forest ranger does and how you can help him.
Visit a fish hatchery and learn what your state and Federal government do to protect and increase fish in your state. Learn what water pollution means. Visit a dam, and find out why it was placed there and its usefulness for conservation, power, and recreation.
- Form a Junior Audubon Club in your troop or school and be active in it.
- Learn the values of having community forests and, if possible, cooperate with a group working on one for your community.
- Take an active part in any conservation project that is going on in your Girl Scout established camp, day camp, or troop camp.
- Help plant and care for at least twenty young trees or seedlings for a season.
- Do one of the following: (a) Maintain a bird or mammal feeding station for at least four months. Keep a record of wildlife taking advantage of food provided. (b) Assist in maintaining a wildlife sanctuary for at least two months. Keep records of wildlife seen in the sanctuary. (c) Help with a soil erosion problem in a garden, orchard, river bank, or worn-out lawn. If possible, submit “before and after” pictures or drawings showing what you have done. (d) With the consent and support of your local highway commissioner, plant a cover crop on the side of a new highway cut.
- Make an exhibit of books, pamphlets, maps, photographs, drawings, and models to illustrate what you have learned about conservation. Display it where others can see it.