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Exhibition Materials

These exhibition materials from the Hall of Biodiversity allow users to examine the different habitats on Earth and learn what factors threaten our entire world today. Through a set of interactive maps and printable versions of exhibition graphics, the relative environmental impact of different countries are seen and the threats to Earth's habitats are explored. Another set of printable exhibition graphics offer an overview of the destructive force of human activity worldwide.

 

Educator Materials Transformation of the Biosphere: Urbanization and Agriculture Once humans gained control over their food supplies, they were no longer limited by their environment's natural productivity.... Educator Materials Transformation of Biosphere: Damage to Soils and Fresh Waters It's not surprising that the larger the world's population grows, the more fresh water we consume. But what is surprising is... Educator Materials Spectrum of Habitats Did you know that the world's deserts keep expanding each year? Or that islands have the highest animal extinction rate—75 pe... Educator Materials Transformation of the Biosphere: Human Health Did you know only 10 percent of people in rural Madagascar have access to safe drinking water? Or that Africa has the worst i... Educator Materials Transformation of the Bioshpere: Deforestation Today, at least 16 million hectares of forests are lost each year to timber harvesting and the conversion of forests to farml... Educator Materials Transformation of the Biosphere: Vacuuming the World's Oceans Larger and larger catches of fish may be good for commercial fishing operations, but they're not good for the world. Find out... Educator Materials Transformation of the Bioshphere: Global Environmental Change   Educator Materials Transformation of the Biosphere: Introduced Species It's not just humans who have jetted to remote regions of the world. For better or worse, international commerce and air trav... Educator Materials Transformation of the Biosphere: Population and Consumption Would you believe that the U.S., Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia consume more than 85 percent of the world's energy...