Kate Darby

Environmental Science

Western Washington University

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Course Modules (8)

Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
This module connects students' personal sensory experiences to environmental data collected and analyzed by geoscientists, cultural impacts documented by social scientists, and the communication of ...

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Unit 1: Data Set Analysis part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, students will be introduced to different data types used in the geosciences and other disciplines to understand environmental problems. The instructor will discuss the difference between qualitative ...

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Unit 2: Sensory Log & Holistic Reflection part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, students will keep a log of immediate, personal sensory experiences by pausing once each hour over a period of ten hours and recording the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile experiences they ...

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Unit 4: Case Study Analysis part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, student groups will evaluate different environmental case studies to critically investigate qualitative and quantitative data analysis, collection, and inquiry. Students will begin to consider ...

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Unit 3: Sensory Data Collection part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, students will develop protocols for the collection of sensory data (scents and/or sounds), plan and execute the field collection of sensory data using developed protocols, analyze collected data, and ...

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Part 1: Sensory data collection protocol development part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In Part 1 of this unit, students will develop protocols for the collection of sensory data to address a guiding question. The data collected will consist of scents or sounds. The advantage of using sensory data is ...

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Part 2: Field work planning & investigation part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In Part 2 of this unit, student groups will plan and execute the field collection of sensory data (scents and/or sounds) using previously developed data collection protocols. The advantage of using sensory data is ...

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Unit 5: Sensory Map Development part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, student groups will use sensory data (scents and/or sounds) collected in the field to create maps of the sensory environment and relate their findings to larger environmental problems identified in ...

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Unit 1: Data Set Analysis part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, students will be introduced to different data types used in the geosciences and other disciplines to understand environmental problems. The instructor will discuss the difference between qualitative ...

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Unit 2: Sensory Log & Holistic Reflection part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, students will keep a log of immediate, personal sensory experiences by pausing once each hour over a period of ten hours and recording the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile experiences they ...

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Unit 4: Case Study Analysis part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, student groups will evaluate different environmental case studies to critically investigate qualitative and quantitative data analysis, collection, and inquiry. Students will begin to consider ...

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Unit 3: Sensory Data Collection part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, students will develop protocols for the collection of sensory data (scents and/or sounds), plan and execute the field collection of sensory data using developed protocols, analyze collected data, and ...

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Part 1: Sensory data collection protocol development part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In Part 1 of this unit, students will develop protocols for the collection of sensory data to address a guiding question. The data collected will consist of scents or sounds. The advantage of using sensory data is ...

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Part 2: Field work planning & investigation part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In Part 2 of this unit, student groups will plan and execute the field collection of sensory data (scents and/or sounds) using previously developed data collection protocols. The advantage of using sensory data is ...

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Unit 5: Sensory Map Development part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
In this unit, student groups will use sensory data (scents and/or sounds) collected in the field to create maps of the sensory environment and relate their findings to larger environmental problems identified in ...

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Case Study 1: El Paso Smelter part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
Compiled and modified for instructional use by: Kate Darby, Western Washington University In 1887, Robert Towne built a metals smelter two and a half miles northwest of El Paso, Texas, across the river from Ciudad ...

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Course (1)

Environmental Justice part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Courses
This course explores the justice implications of environmental problems by examining the history of the environmental justice movement, current conceptions and definitions of environmental justice, and case study ...

Essay (1)

Cultivating Action: Environmental Justice in the Environmental Science Classroom part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Essays
Kate Darby, , Allegheny College Too often, environmental studies/science courses and students begin with the presumption of a people-free environment. When I ask students in a lower-division environmental science ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Mapping The Environment With Sensory Perception: An Interdisciplinary Module For Examining Environmental Contamination And Impact part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
Fully understanding and characterizing environmental problems requires an interdisciplinary approach that draws from a variety of fields. The initial affect of contamination is most often noted when people detect ...

Other Contribution (1)

Case Study 1: The El Paso Smelter part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception :Student Materials
Compiled and modified for instructional use by: Kate Darby, Western Washington University In 1887, Robert Towne built a metals smelter two and a half miles northwest of El Paso, Texas, across the river from Ciudad ...