Math, Sciences and Technology
Cayuga County Community College
Mapping your Neighborhood part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
Many students don't know much about the environmental resources and locations of designated hazardous sites in and around their own neighborhood. This exercise challenges the students to learn more about their places where they live and explore the environment beyond the surrounding parks and trees. In this exercise student will explore geospatial data to locate and map the college campus, sources of water supply, destination of campus waste, and EPA's Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) sites. Simple analysis in a GIS will be conducted to determine the proximity of the TRI sites to water resources and the college. A follow up activity will analyze the geographic proximity between demographic groups and pollution sources within the county where the college is located.
Using GIS to investigate Environmental Justice part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Essays
Abu Badruddin, , Cayuga County Community College I have been teaching GIS and remote sensing courses with the inception of our GIS program. I always intended to bring students to my GIS classes from across the ...