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Greenproofing

Federica Raia
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City College of New York
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Context

Audience

cross discipline undergraduate environmental system science Designed for a geophysics course Integrates geophysics into a core course in geology Designed for an introductory geology course

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

self-motivated with a record of achievement and a
genuine commitment to a vision of sustainability

How the activity is situated in the course

NA

Goals

Content/concepts goals for this activity

The primary objective is to support the development of
environmentally-conscious engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs of the future

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

skills of scientific inquiry, reasoning, communication, stewardship, collaborative, accountability entrepreneurship

Other skills goals for this activity

Description of the activity/assignment

Greenproofing is a student-led program in environmental entrepreneurship based on funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The project supports the development of environmentally-conscious engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs of the future Uses online and/or real-time data Addresses student fear of quantitative aspect and/or inadequate quantitative skills Uses geophysics to solve problems in other fields

Determining whether students have met the goals

Students research, outreach program and buisiness plan

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Supporting references/URLs

http://www.greenproofing.org/ (under construction)

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