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Peg Balachowski and Pamela Pape-Lindstrom, Everett Community College
An activity for a math/biology linked learning community in which students will collect, organize and analyze data related to the health of Puget Sound; experience the design of experiments in the sciences; apply mathematics to real biological issues that affect their lives; and develop an awareness of the personal and professional usefulness of mathematics, biology and modeling. Statistic students will act as consultants to the biology students and Biology students will in turn act as software analysts to help analyze trends as models are created.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Promising Pedagogies:Learning Communities
Using Reflection Activities to Deepen Student Engagement
Holly Hughes, Edmonds Community College
Reflection activities on service-learning related to environmental restoration.
Bioregion Scale: Regional, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Learning Communities, Sense of Place, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: Suggestions for Observing in Nature
Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College
A workshop for enabling students to sit quietly and observantly in the natural world.
Bioregion Scale: Home/Backyard, Campus, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Sense of Place
Cascade Citizens Wildlife Monitoring Project
Thomas W. Murphy, Edmonds Community College
This multi-term assignment introduces students to local indigenous stories, significant plants and animals of our region and some basic skills in reading animal tracks and signs.
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Social & Environmental Justice
Reflective Writing in response to Invasive Species Removal
Karen Harding, Pierce College at Puyallup
This activities provided reflective writing prompts to be used in conjunction with a service learning project in a science course (Restoration Ecology).
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Natural Resources, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Sense of Place, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Cycles & Systems, Human Impact & Footprint, Ecosystem Health