Sustainability ActivitiesThese activities have been submitted by faculty from a range of disciplines. The activities use a wide array of pedagogic approaches to address various aspects of sustainability, science and societal issues.
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How Much Oil Leaked from Deepwater Horizon?
Stephen Boss, University of Arkansas Main Campus
Students develop an estimate of the total quantity of petroleum discharged from the Deepwater Horizon from 20 April to 15 July 2010 using only two known facts, the diameter of the riser and the flow rate of the oil/gas mixture emanating from the riser.
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Offshore wind or offshore oil?
Noah Snyder, Boston College
An introductory environmental science project tasking students with comparing offshore oil and wind power development.
Analysis of trends in global oil reserves, production, and consumption
Scott Cummings, Kenyon College
An exercise to analyze trends in global oil reserves, production, and consumption.