The purpose of this assignment is introduce you to local organizations involved
with environmental issues. You are to attend a meeting of an environmental or
government organization which is concerned with an environmental issue relevant
to Iowa or the Tri-State Area. Your goal is to critique the organization and
its meeting. To achieve this goal, you should include in your paper the
Objective of the Organization: Clearly define the goals of the
organization. What was its reason for being established? What kind of people
does it recruit? What is it attempting to accomplish?
Objective of the Meeting: Why was the particular meeting to which you
went held? What was supposed to be accomplished? What specific issues were to
Critique of the Meeting: How well did the objectives of the organization
match those of the meeting? How well were the objectives of the meeting met? What data were presented to support the ideas of the presenter?
What contributed most to the meeting? What interfered most with attaining the
objectives of the meeting?
Your paper should be organized as an essay, a standard five-paragraph format
which we will discuss in class. Each paragraph should include at least five
sentences. Typing is required. Attach a cover sheet with the title, your name,
and the date.