The University of Central Florida (UCF) Forum is a weekly series of opinion columns presented by the UCF News & Information. The columns are the opinions of the writers, who serve on the UCF Forum panel of faculty members, staffers and students for a year. A new column is posted each Wednesday at UCF Today and then broadcast between 7:50 and 8 a.m. Sunday on WUCF-FM (89.9).
It’s a small world; Disney; Connections; Small-world networks; Natural lands; Habitat fragmentation; Wetlands; Habitats; South Pacific Ocean; Natural resources
We’ve probably all had the song “it’s a small world” stuck in our heads after visiting Fantasyland at Walt Disney World. This simple song highlights how we all are connected, and was created to promote the message of international peace and inclusion of diversity. Walt Disney sped up the tempo from the original version and made it more cheery, but it is arguably a simple message that we continue to strive for decades later.
Natural resources; Preservation; Nature; Conservation
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Bernard, Alaina (2014). It's a small world after all – and we're all connected. UCF Today, 2014-11-19. Retrieved from http://today.ucf.edu/small-world-connected/