Mary Ann Cunningham
Earth Science and Geography
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Seminar on Sustainability in Europe: What are the Limits of Possibility? part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
I describe here an 11-day faculty field trip to Europe that focused on experiential learning in alternative transportation, planning, energy, and other systems. Although this "activity" is not as readily reproduced as a regular lab, I present it here because it is also not impossible to reproduce, and it turned out to be surprisingly worthwhile as a model. Groups of students, faculty, and non-academics organized trips quite often, and this model could easily transfer to a wide variety of groups, from students to faculty to professionals.
Questions about application, theory, and engagement with sustainability part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Mary Ann Cunningham, Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College The issues that currently puzzle me about teaching sustainability are (1) what seems like a gulf between those who are enthusiastic and those who ...