Dixie State University
30 homes lost, lessons learned from the 2005 Santa Clara Utah river flood part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Kelly Bringhurst, Physical Sciences, Dixie State University Summary Water availability in the desert southwest is sporadic, alternating between years of drought and occasional heavy periods of precipitation. ...
Utilizing field experiences to create student interest in the geosciences. part of SAGE 2YC:Workforce, Transfer, and Careers:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Dixie State College of Utah is located in Southern Utah at the border of the Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range. We utilize this setting to give geologic field experiences to approximately 600 students a year. Field trips are required in all geology courses and range from local 6‐hour trips to 5‐day trips to the National Parks.
Introduction to Environmental Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Courses
This course is an introduction to the field of environmental science, focusing on how an understanding of the natural world around us and the application of scientific method can help us address problems facing our planet. Subject areas include environmental policy, natural resources, energy, and human impact to the environment.