Chris Sinton

Environmental Studies and Sciences

Ithaca College

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Course Modules (4)

Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
Water is the most critical substance for the sustenance of life, but the prognosis for the quality and supply of water resources in much of the world is somewhere between troubling and dire. This module provides a ...

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Unit 3: Crops and Irrigation Patterns in the United States part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
This unit is designed to allow students to quantitatively assess how much water is used for irrigating crops and how this varies across the United States. This unit also has students link water use to the economic ...

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Unit 4: Irrigation and Groundwater Mining part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
Is groundwater mining sustainable? In Unit 4 students compare and contrast long-term (decades) groundwater well levels in six states representing the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest Plains states. Satellite ...

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Unit 5: Agriculture and Freshwater Pollution part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
Units 3 and 4 of this module explored how water resources are used for agriculture in the United States and how this can vary depending on location. In Unit 5, students explore how agricultural practices can affect ...

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Activities (6)

Unit 3: Crops and Irrigation Patterns in the United States part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
This unit is designed to allow students to quantitatively assess how much water is used for irrigating crops and how this varies across the United States. This unit also has students link water use to the economic ...

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Unit 4: Irrigation and Groundwater Mining part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
Is groundwater mining sustainable? In Unit 4 students compare and contrast long-term (decades) groundwater well levels in six states representing the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest Plains states. Satellite ...

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Unit 5: Agriculture and Freshwater Pollution part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
Units 3 and 4 of this module explored how water resources are used for agriculture in the United States and how this can vary depending on location. In Unit 5, students explore how agricultural practices can affect ...

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Visualizing Sun Position of the Seasons part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
The goal of the exercise is to help students visualize and better understand how the sun changes apparent position over the course of the seasons.

The Lifestyle Project at the University of Redlands part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Experience-Based Environmental Projects
This three-week project begins with a measurement of "baseline" consumptive behavior followed by two weeks of working to reduce the use of water, energy, high-impact foods, and other materials. The ...

Climate Model Learning Module part of Climate Change:Activities
The students will use one of the on-line climate models where they can explore the effects and sensitivity of different variables.

Courses (2)

Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
Water is the most critical substance for the sustenance of life, but the prognosis for the quality and supply of water resources in much of the world is somewhere between troubling and dire. This module provides a ...

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Energy and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
This course is designed to help students understand the earth energy system and the potential impact of human activity. Students are asked to gather and analyze data regarding energy generation, efficiency, and ...

Essays (2)

A Summary of Career Preparation for Ithaca College Environmental Students part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Chris Sinton, Ithaca College The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ENVS) department at Ithaca College is housed within the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. The department offers a BA in ...

The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Ithaca College part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Essays
Chris Sinton, Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College The Department of Environmental Studies and Science (ENVS) at Ithaca College was created as a stand-alone program in September 2009 with the goal of ...

Other Contributions (3)

Environmental Science B.S. at Ithaca College part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Chris Sinton, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ithaca College. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a ...

Environmental Studies and Sciences at Ithaca College part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Chris Sinton, Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors ...

Chris Sinton: Using Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability in Earth System Science at Ithaca College part of Water, Agriculture, Sustainability
This module was used in Earth System Science to demonstrate the relationship between water resources and human activities, particularly agriculture. Agriculture was the perfect example for this course because we cover the science of water, including precipitation patterns, as well as soils.