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Energy and the Poor - Black Carbon in Developing Nations part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Activities
In this activity, students will explore impacts of the use of wood, dung and charcoal in developing countries for fuel, producing black carbon. In-class discussion will generate a list of several broad topics, impacts from the use of black carbon generating fuels. Using the jigsaw method, small groups will explore one broad topic related to black carbon, followed by the creation of multi-topic groups that will synthesize the wide range of information gathered on all of the topics.
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Stream Dynamics and the Urban Environment part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity focuses on stream dynamics and urban development. Students determine stream discharge and observe riparian conditions for a local wadeable urban stream. After the field trip, students delineate the watershed boundary, analyze satellite images of the watershed, and use online USGS stream data is used to make comparisons between forested and urban stream response to storm events.
Creating a Natural Disaster Blog/VoiceThread to Understand Resilience part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In these two assignments, student groups create blogs on selected natural disaster events such as the 1964 Alaska Earthquake and the 2014 Oso, Washington Landslide. Groups of four students create content in the following categories: description of event, cause of disaster, response & recovery, prediction & prevention. Each student writes a 500-word blog following the guidelines provided (Assignment A). After the blogs have been posted, each student completes a set of questions on natural hazards and resilience and posts two blog comments on disasters and resilience (Assignment B).
World Energy Systems part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This is an idea for an interdisciplinary course examining energy systems, sustainability via multiple learning methods, including lecture, discussions, computer-based geospatial analysis, case studies, and field trips. Students will examine energy issues from a historical perspective on global, regional, and local scales. A capstone project integrates different disciplinary perspectives for a specific country. This idea was generated at the Teaching Energy Workshop.
Historic Flooding in Atlanta, September 2009 part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Anne Larson Hall, Environmental Sciences, Emory University Summary "Epic flooding in Georgia, 2009," USGS Fact Sheet 2010-3107, confirms the level of destruction from floodwater experienced by Atlanta in ...
The Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Major at Emory University part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Essays
Anne Larson Hall, Environmental Studies, Emory University The Department of Environmental Studies at Emory University is an interdisciplinary undergraduate department in a private liberal arts college within a ...
Environmental Studies at Emory University part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Anne Larson Hall, Environmental Studies, Emory University. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors ...