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Visualizing Social Justice in South Seattle: Data Analysis, Race, and The Duwamish River Basin
Eunice Blavascunas, University of Washington
We examine the factors of race and environmental contamination, starting from the premise (and data proving) that race is not a biological, scientifically valid category, but a social, historical construction with real world consequences for equal access to health, resources, and power.
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Water & Watersheds, Pollution & Waste, Human Impact & Footprint, Social & Environmental Justice, Lifestyles & Consumption, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Ecosystem Health
Using Reflection Activities in the Field to Deepen Student Learning
Holly Hughes, Edmonds Community College
This activity offers one of the reflection activities we developed in our learning community "Exploring Natural History in Word and Field." In this class, the students learn about natural history by reading natural history essays and participating in field trips. In this activity, we use reflection before and during a field trip to an Old Growth Forest to help our students clarify their own stance for a Position Paper on whether and under what conditions logging should be allowed in Old Growth Forests.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Human Impact & Footprint, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Sense of Place, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Social & Environmental Justice