Choose a topic, event or process that you have observed here in Halifax, elsewhere in the world or previously in your life (childhood? back home?). You may also use recollections of family, friends or relatives as you are searching for a topic, event or process in environmental geology. You cannot use stories from the media. You cannot use current topics in the media. You must have observed this geological process or event. You could also get a story from your relatives or parents. I suggest that you start by considering the topics in the textbook – read the course outline. There are four sections— Foundations, Hazards, Resources, and the Future—that are rich in topics that offer potential for you. Then look around your area of the university and Halifax. The most important part of this exercise is to reflect on why this topic, event or process is important [or not] to you and what it means to you. You will also need to show a connection to the course, your life, the media and/or other courses at university. In order to get more than 9/20 you must show evidence of reflection and connection. This assignment does not have to be long. I think a minimum of 200 carefully chosen words would suffice. Most people write 500 to 1000 words.