ICBL Strategy 5: Obtain Additional Resources
No matter what type of question learners pose, it is likely they will use additional resources to help them develop a reasonable answer.
The instructor may decide to make some resources available by putting them on reserve in the library, bringing them to the classroom, or creating a web page with some relevant links.
Resources for the Goodbye Honeybuckets case might include:
- the earth science text
- relevant maps
- informational web sites (see below)
- an Excel spreadsheet on seasonal fluctuations for arctic ponds by location
- notes from an interview with a builder/architect familiar with the arctic
- access to a climatological database on the tundra.
Note: The case author had students consult with local Tribal elders to learn about traditional methods of waste treatment.
Selected web resources:
- Article on methanogenic bacteria sustainability in low temperature environments ( This site may be offline. )
- Environmental preservation rehabilitation and enhancement workshop ( This site may be offline. )
Lots of background data on sewage problems in tundra.
- Geophysical Institute Alaska science forum article: If you build it (a wetland), they (pollutants) will stay (more info) If you plant wetland plants around lagoons, this helps mediate the leaching of toxins.
- Global environment outlook, Sanitation and Waste. A site from Mexico commenting on Alaskan and Russian waste treatment problems. This is truly a global problem!
- A map of tundra regions worldwide (more info)
- Tundra bio-geo processes concept map (more info)