Communicating Campus Resource Flows
Students will research campus energy and resource flows and prepare signage for the campus to be displayed during Earth Week.
- understand basic energy and resource flows across Macalester College's campus
- communicate to a general audience about the magnitude and importance of energy and resource flows
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
Energy and resource flows remains largely invisible to the campus community. For most people, water comes from the tap, lights turn on with a switch, food appears in the dining hall, and trash disappears at night. This assignment makes these invisible energy and resource flows visible.
Students will educate the campus community about the magnitude and importance of one resource flow across the campus. The educational activities will be installed during Earth Week and remain throughout the week.
First students research the source of one of the energy or resource flows across the campus. Next, students design the form of their educational communication and install the project during Earth Week.
Resource Flow Student Handout (Microsoft Word 29kB Jun9 10)