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A Plug for Biodiversity (and My Major)

Posted by on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Academics, Communications, Exams.

Dear readers, I have the best major.

My introductory/foundational Cognitive Studies class, PSY-PC 1207 Minds, Brains, Contexts, & Cultures, just wrapped up with a final project about effecting social change.

In the spirit of my second passion, Communication of Science, I integrated topics from my human biology class (BSci 105) to present the importance of biodiversity and conservation.

The premise is that nobody does anything unless it is profitable. Few people will sacrifice money, time, and effort for an abstract “cause” or movement that seems to have little direct effect on their lives.

Memes that benefit people in tangible ways are more likely to spread and take hold, so the challenge is to make people aware of the impact and importance of biodiversity and conservation in their lives and the lives of others.

(A meme is an idea or behavior that spreads from person to person within a culture. By posting this, I’m hoping to enact cultural evolution!)

Check out the Prezi.

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