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Freshwater Ecology/Limnology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Service Learning:Examples
Course taught by Dave Potter, Unity College. Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center.
Students study aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. The course develops substantial quantities of data concerning the local watershed. This data is used by community partners in many contexts.

Environmental Assessment Course part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College. Based on a Greening the Campus environmental studies colloquium course taught at Carleton College in 1991.
The classic campus-based project is an environmental or sustainability assessment, often referred to as an environmental audit. This course, taught at Carleton in 2001, describes how this type of project can be ...

West Texas: Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Neil Haywood, Kevin Hefferean University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Geology/Geography 393: Field Trip - Southwestern USA Intended Audience: Geology and Geography undergraduate students Location: Guadalupe ...

Celebration of Earth and Arbor Day part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
D. Marie Hart
During this trip, students will plants 25 oak trees in a designated area set by Little Rock Parks and Recreation.

Introduction to Environmental Science part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
Benjamin Cuker, Hampton University
This is an introductory course centered around the concept of sustainability. One section is for first semester students majoring in Marine and Environmental Science, and other sections are offered for non-majors. ...

Interdisciplinary Sustainability Practicum part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
Steven Burian, University of Utah
This is an interdisciplinary project-based course where students are divided into multi-disciplinary teams and select projects to complete working for real clients.

Student-Generated Earth Science Podcasts for a Community Partner part of Activities
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
A semester-long audio recording project, defined by the needs of a community organization, engages students in not only learning new content but sharing their new knowledge beyond classroom walls (and beyond the ...

Using Urban Hydrology Issues To Engage Earth Science Students and Provide Community Service part of Activities
John Ritter, Wittenberg University
Students in geomorphology or watershed hydrology courses or internships participate in one or more service-learning activities, varying in time and commitment from a single lab to a semester-long project. These ...

Global Climate Change part of Courses
Sarah Fortner, Wittenberg University
Consequences of global climate change already include: increased drought, heat waves, flood intensity, glacial retreat, and sea level rise. Solutions are needed to reduce human impact on our climate system and to ...

Natural Hazards & Climate Change Risks part of Activities
Sarah Fortner, Wittenberg University
Students characterize how climate change impacts natural hazards and pose research-based solutions to the county Emergency Management Agency. Presentations require the use of local data, created figures, and ...