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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 Discipline: Interdisciplinary Studies, Geoscience, Biology, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Human Impact & Footprint, Sense of Place, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Natural Resources, Ecosystem Health, Cycles & Systems

What is the West?
Maureen Ryan, Western Washington University
What is the West? is a written reflective exercise, with associated readings and discussion, designed to 1) build insight into how personal experiences shape our perception of landscapes, 2) enhance knowledge of the geography and ecology of the American West, and 3) illuminate the role of water (or lack of water) in the natural and cultural history of the American West.

Bioregion Discipline: Interdisciplinary Studies, English, Geography, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Cultures & Religions, Sense of Place

Community Questions, Global Answers, and the Ethics of Environmental Responsibility
Amos Nascimento, University of Washington Tacoma
This submission is both a course and an activity using the bioregion as a resource for environmental ethics. The first part of the course is devoted to questions (fact gathering) related to the bioregion. The second part is reflecting and focused on global answers.

Bioregion Discipline: Philosophy, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Ethics & Values, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Civil Society & Governance, Sense of Place

How Well Do You Know Your Neighborhood?
Kate Davies, Antioch University McGregor
In this assignment on place-based learning, students respond to a quiz containing questions about the environmental and socio-cultural conditions in their neighborhood. The quiz can easily be modified to suit specific circumstances and needs.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bioregion Scale: Home/Backyard, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sense of Place

Evergreen State College