University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Earth Resources in the Classroom part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
This is a brief, in-class exercise designed to get introductory students in a large-lecture class to appreciate that many of the things in their life are made from earth resources. I have the students break into small groups and then list five items in the classroom that contain earth resources and five things that do not contain earth resources. Earth resources are defined as anything extracted from the ground.
Effect of Fractures on Groundwater Flow Patterns part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
This exercise uses TopoDrive (Hsieh, 2001), a simple, easy-to-use model available from the USGS, to explore the effects of fracture heterogeneities on groundwater flow patterns.
Environmental Geology part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
This is a general geology course for non-majors. I introduce the course using a picture of the book "How Things Work in Your House (and what to do when they don't)". The course covers all the basic geology concepts but emphasizes the interactions between geology processes and people.
Service as Means of Interdisciplinary Collaboration part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Maureen Muldoon, Geology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Most of my interdisciplinary teaching on sustainability topics takes place outside the context of traditional classroom courses. Budget constraints at ...