Brown Level (Earth). There are five parts to this badge and you must complete each part. Projects may be carried out individually or with others.
Make a list of six endangered native plants or animals in your own State or Territory and know where to find recognised publications on Australian or world endangered species.
Carry out one of the following:
1. Observe how a plant grows, how an insect (e.g. butterfly) or other animal (e.g. a frog) develops and describe the stages using drawings or photographs.
2. Describe the Greenhouse Effect in simple terms and list five things that you can do to minimise it.
3. Collect a sample of two different soils and shake with water. Observe the settling that occurs, recording results in drawings, photographs, charts or graphics and explain the effect observed.
4. Demonstrate one of the following:
a. the differing rates of water penetration through samples of dry soil
b. the existence of oxygen in the air
c. how plants produce oxygen
d. soil erosion
Take part in two projects such as:
1. Removal of litter and/or other forms of visual pollution from a stream, beach, park, nature reserve or other public place.
2. Drawing or photographing three native birds which frequent your garden or nearby park.
3. Helping with a nature survey.
4. Helping with a recycling campaign
5. Choose an Australian plant or species (e.g. animal, bird, fish, insect, reptile, etc.) and prepare a project book, wall chart, log book or computer record on it.
6. Visiting a zoo, botanical garden, nature reserve, wildlife sancturary or natural history museum and reporting on any endangered Australian or overseas species observed.
Improve the environment in your home or neighbourhood by planting a tree or grass in an area where there is no vegetation cover, or establish plants in a balcony box or indoors in flower pots. Look after your plant/s until established.
Go on an expedition with members of your Pack into an environment which contrasts with the area in which you live. During the expedition find some examples showing how people have damaged nature and somewhere people have assisted nature.
This info is also in the Special Interest Badge section
of your yellow Australian Cub Scout Record Book - pages 155-156