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Teaching about Risk and Resilience Activities

These activities have been submitted by faculty from a range of disciplines as part of the 2014 workshop: Teaching about Risk and Resilience. The activities use a wide array of pedagogic approaches to address teaching about risk and resilience.


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Calculating Resilience, Tipping Points, and Restoration for Lakes at Risk from Acid Rain
Bill Stigliani, University of Northern Iowa
This activity is about the resilience of watersheds at risk from acid rain, how they can lose their resilience and become dysfunctional when a tipping point is transgressed, and how the ecosystem can recover as a result of natural replenishment processes and laws enacted to reduce pollutant inputs.

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity
Special Interest: Local Issue, Hazards, Data, models, or simulations

Visualizing the impact of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal communities
Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science
Special Interest: Data, models, or simulations, Hazards

Ground Shaking and Damage at Your House
Carla Whittington, Highline Community College
In this activity, students use a seismic hazard map from the USGS to estimate the ground shaking hazard in their community. The map shows a 10% probability of ground accelerations reaching or exceeding a certain % ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Data, models, or simulations, Hazards, Local Issue

Using GIS to Map Emergency Response to Municipal Flooding
Mary Anne Carletta, Georgetown College
Using GIS to Map Emergency Response to Municipal Flooding

Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes
Special Interest: Data, models, or simulations, Hazards, GIS

Hurricane Risk and Resilience for Staten Island, NY
Alan Benimoff, CUNY College of Staten Island

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Data, models, or simulations, Hazards

Evaluating natural hazards data to assess the risk to your California home
Corrie Neighbors, University of California-Riverside
Students use a series of maps and natural hazard data to evaluate the risk to a building structure of their choice in the state of California. For each hazard, students rate the potential risk in two dimensions: (1) Probability - probability that a hazardous event "may" occur, and (2) Severity of Impact - the size of the impact in terms of cost and impact on human health.

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Environmental Science, :Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Hazards, Data, models, or simulations, GIS, Local Issue

Calculating sea level changes
Shimon Wdowinski, University of Miami

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
Special Interest: Quantitative, Hazards, Data, models, or simulations

The 2014 La Habra earthquake: Teaching Risk and Resilience in Southern California with Citizen Science
Danielle Sumy, University of Southern California
This exercise uses the example of the March 28, 2014 M5.1 La Habra earthquake to teach about earthquake risk and resilience in southern California. Students will examine seismic waveforms recording during the earthquake, as well as read reports from scientific agencies and news outlets to answer basic questions regarding earthquake risk and resilience.

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Local Issue, Hazards, Data, models, or simulations

Looking for paleotsunami evidence: an example from Cultus Bay, Washington
Andrew Moore, Earlham College

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records
Special Interest: Hazards, Data, models, or simulations



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