Kevin Svitana

Life and Earth Sciences

Otterbein College

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Soil analysis for the community garden part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Kevin Svitana, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH Summary Otterbein is in the process of developing a community garden on its newly opened Equestrian Science facility. This facility was a former industrial ...

Movement of Contaminants Activity Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:8 - Flow of Contaminants
This module is focused on increasing the users understanding and familiarity with the fate and transport of contaminants. Video clips of sand tank models showing the movement of contaminants in subsurface porous ...

Infiltration Activity Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:7 - Induced Infiltration to Wells
Students will work with data to allow them to determine the amount of water discharging from the Aberjona River to groundwater when Wells G & H are pumping. The goal is to determine the amount of water that ...

Course (1)

LSC 315 Land-Use Planning part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
An introduction to GIS applications and software use.

Other Contributions (12)

Potentiometric Activity Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:6 - Wetlands and Flooding
Users will gain an understanding of how flooding can redistribute sediments and debris that occur and the floodplain. This phenomena was used during the trial to explain how contaminants from other locations could ...

Creating the Timeline part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:1 - Timeline of Events
An overview and chronology of the Woburn toxic trial is presented in this module. The goal of this exercise is to familiarize students with the background and story of the Woburn toxic trial.

Expert Witness Activity Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:9 - Expert Testimony
Understanding the role and strategies of an expert witness, particularly an expert in the geosciences, is the focus of this module.

Groundwater Flow Development Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:5 - Flow to Wells
Understanding the effects of groundwater pumping on flow direction and rates is a key topic of this module. Students focused on a class emphasizing hydrology explore the methods of doing numerical solutions to ...

Water-Level Maps part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:4 - Groundwater Flow
Creating concourse from groundwater data to project and predict groundwater flow.

Constructing a Cross Section part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:3 - Geological Setting
Layout and preparation of the geologic cross-section of the Woburn investigation area for evaluation related to hydrogeologic properties of the subsurface.

Activity Page: Module 1 - Cancer part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:2 - Cancer and Clusters
This module provides an overview of cancer related issues as they relate to the Woburn toxic trial. This module contains information and exercises that help students understand relations between cancer and carcinogens.

Timeline Activity page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:1 - Timeline of Events
An overview and chronology of the Woburn toxic trial is presented in this module. The goal of this exercise is to familiarize students with the background and story of the Woburn toxic trial.

Post-trial/Remediation Activity Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:13 - Superfund Remediation
Since the Woburn trial occurred, significant remediation has been implemented at the site. This module provides a brief overview of the remedial activities that occurred in the Aberjona River Valley, as well as a ...

Mock Trial Activity Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:12 - Mock Trial
This is the capstone activity for the development, preparation and execution of a mock trial. This module is the actual enactment of a mock trial in front of a jury of peers so that students can experience ...

Trial Preparation Activity Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:11 - Trial Preparation
This module sets to accomplish two objectives, the first being the physical preparation of a room or area to accommodate a trial. The second objective is to organize participants who are role-playing as well as ...

Depositional Witnesses Activities Page part of A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial:Instructor Materials:10 - Deposition of Witnesses
This activity is the initial steps of role-playing that can be utilized by instructors as part of this overall instruction package. The first aspect of this module would include preparation of an affidavit stating ...

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