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Internet Collection

This is a collection of useful web sites for teaching public policy in the earth sciences. If you know of web sites, journal articles or other references that are useful for teaching and learning about public policy issues, let us know about them.

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Cormas - Natural Resource and Multi-Agent Simulations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cormas is a programming environment dedicated to the creation of multi-agent systems, with specificity in the domain of natural-resources management. This site is devoted to the applied modelling of ...

Campus Ecology: Environmental Management Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes projects on college campuses that aim to improve environmental management systems of their university. The goals of these programs are to weave environmental responsibility ...

PRISM: Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model part of SERC Web Resource Collection

PRISM is a cross-disciplinary scientific model that creates a collaborative forum where scientists, students, decision makers and community members can share Puget Sound area earth science data, ...

Environmental Risk Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the homepage for a course on environmental risk assessment taught by Douglas Crawford-Brown at the University of North Carolina. This course provides an overview of the evidential ...

Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a ...

Expanding boundaries of exploration part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The appetite for mining beyond the confines of the land does not end with the deep ocean: celestial bodies, too, have stirred commercial interest. The prospect of mining the ocean floors and bodies ...

Teaching and learning in environmental education: Developing environmental conceptions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses how environmental education is closely connected with the affective domain in that it involves attitudes, values and behaviors, in addition to cognitive knowledge. The authors ...

A Multivariate Analysis of the Relationship Between Attitude Toward Science and Attitude Toward the Environment part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This statistical study from the Journal of Environmental Education identifies the relationship between students' attitude toward science and their attitude toward the environment. Canadian 9th grade ...

The Use of a Mock Environment Summit to Support Learning about Global Climate Change part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes a course that addresses the human aspects of global change through the development and negotiation of an international environmental agreement. Students play the roles of country ...

California Burning: A multimedia project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This multimedia resource provides an overview of wildfire risk and response to the risk in California. Text, video, images, and data are used to discuss how drought and overgrowth of forests play a ...