Bioregion Topical Vocabulary
- Civil Society & Governance
- Climate Change
- Cultures & Religions
- Cycles & Systems
- Design & Planning
- Ecosystem Health
- Ethics & Values
- Food Systems & Agriculture
- Human Impact & Footprint
- Human Heath & Wellbeing
- Lifestyles & Consumption
- Natural Resources
- Pollution & Waste
- Promising Pedagogies
- Sense of Place
- Social & Environmental Justice
- Sustainability Concepts & Practices
- Water & Watersheds
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Native Plants, Native Peoples: Ethnobotany of the Puget Sound Bioregion
Liz Fortenbery, Tacoma Community College
Students gain a small glimpse into a native knowledge system and the relationship between people and plants, and thus begin to develop or strengthen their own relationship to native plants and the Puget Sound watershed.
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Home/Backyard, Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Cultures & Religions
Ethnographic Methods for Community Visioning
Karen Gaul, The Evergreen State College
This project involves students in substantial community-based ethnographic research. Working cooperatively together as a consultancy team, the students learn to use ethnographic and other research methods. They also learn to empower and give voice to various stakeholders and to assemble and synthesize data for a formal report.
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Design & Planning, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Sense of Place
Sustainable Solutions for an Aging Population
Kathryn Keith, Pierce College
This activity will help students develop an understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of the lifespan, and in particular of the aging process; and, to further develop their ability to think long-term and multi-dimensionally as they apply anthropological concepts and approaches to a current issue in American society.
Bioregion Scale: Home/Backyard, Local Community/Watershed, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Lifestyles & Consumption, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
Energy Resources: Considering the Sustainability of Past, Present, and Future Resource Consumption
Molly Lawrence and Max Bronsema, Western Washington University
Students consider the vast amount of past and present energy resources in the world, their distribution, as well as the sustainability of their use. It introduces the idea of resource consumption and distribution to high school students.
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Change, Energy
Wants Versus Needs
Madeline Lovell, Seattle University
"Wants Versus Needs" is a two-part assignment given to students to encourage reflection on the materialism/consumption inherent in today's American society. This activity is designed to bring home to students the personal impact of materialism and advertising in America today.
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Cultures & Religions, Lifestyles & Consumption, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
Fuel Your Fire: Overcoming the Cult of Powerlessness
Elizabeth Mogford, Western Washington University
A series of activities that aid the student in the development of his/her own strategies to stay inspired and motivated in his/her activist efforts.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Civil Society & Governance
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: Social & Environmental Justice, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Ecosystem Health
Courting Environmental Justice: Science, Community Knowledge and Public Health
Lin Nelson, The Evergreen State College
While this module was developed when we followed the federal criminal case around WR Grace and asbestos exposure in a small Montana mining town, it can be adapted for a range of learning experiences regarding environmental justice, argumentation, strategizing, remediation and sustainability.
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Pollution & Waste, Human Heath & Wellbeing, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies, Promising Pedagogies
Doing Sociology: Media Portrayals of [Over]Consumption
Kayleen U. Oka, Seattle Central Community College
This assignment aims to illuminate connections among consumption/capitalism, media/ideology and the degradation of the environment. It also serves to introduce students to the data collection method of content analysis.
Bioregion Scale: Global, National/Continental
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Pollution & Waste, Lifestyles & Consumption, Social & Environmental Justice, Human Impact & Footprint
Delocalized Diets: Globalization, Food, and Culture
Mary L. Russell, Pierce College
This assignment addresses cultural sustainability by asking students to go beyond distinguishing between five subsistence strategies to examining the impact of globalization on diet and culture.
Bioregion Scale: Regional, Global, National/Continental, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Food Systems & Agriculture, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Heath & Wellbeing, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices