Earth Science and Geography
Soils and Sustainable Agriculture part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
This intermediate-level lecture/lab earth science course explores the relationships between the geological parent and the character of the resulting soils. The lecture portions discuss the theoretical background and are closely tied to lab and field experiences which include mapping and sampling soils, determining physical and chemical characteristics, and evaluating biota such as seeds and invertebrates. Assessment is through lab reports, a final project, and a final exam.
Sustainability in Geosciences in a Liberal Arts Curriculum part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Jeff Walker, Earth Science and Geography, Vassar CollegeSustainability for me encompasses two important concepts. It is the merging of environmental, fiscal, and social concerns to help create an equitable ...