1. Define the limits of your bioregion. Be
able to justify the boundaries you choose.
2. Trace the water you drink from precipitation to
tap and from tap to ultimate disposal.
3. How many days until the moon is full (plus or
minus a couple of days)?
4. Describe the soil around your home.
5. What are the primary subsistence techniques of
the culture(s) that live in your area?
6. Name five native edible plants in your bioregion
and their season(s) of availability.
7. From what direction do winter storms generally
come in your region?
8. Where does your garbage go?
9. How long is the growing season where you live?
10. Name five trees in your area. Which of them
11. Name five resident and any migratory birds in
12. What is the land use history by humans in your
bioregion during the past century?
13. What primary geological events or processes
influenced the land forms where you live?
14. What species have become extinct in your area?
15. What are the major plant associations in your
16. From where you are reading this, point north.
17. What spring wildflower is consistently among the
first to bloom where you live?
18. What kinds of rocks and minerals are found in
19. Were the stars out last night?
20. Name some other beings (nonhuman) which share
21. How many people live next door to you? What
are their names?
22. How much gasoline and other fossil fuels do you
use a week, on the average?
23. What kind of energy costs you the most
money? What kind of energy is it? What portion of your
use of energy does it account for?
24. What plans are there for development of energy or
mineral resources in your bioregion?
25. What people are indigenous to your region?
26. Distinguish between inhabitory and transient
populations of people in your region.
27. What languages are spoken in your region?
Which are indigenous and which are immigrant languages?
28. Name seven prominent land forms in your
region. Whose language is used for those names?
29. Identify the political/governmental boundaries
that divide your bioregion.
30. Evaluate the effects of these divisions on the
life of your region.
31. Identify one other bioregion and compare and
contrast it with your own.
32. Give five aspects of your life that are
independent of your bioregion. Where are they supported by
the earth elsewhere?