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Report From Campus Partners: Francis Marion University Courses Focus on Mercury Contamination and Fish - Students Create Photo Essay for Local Museum part of Newsletter Articles
SENCER E-Newsletter, October 2003, Volume 2, Issue 4 To address the need for more environmentally-literate citizens, two professors in Environmental Science and Professional Writing (respectively) developed an ...

Nutrition and Wellness and the Iowa Environment part of Nutrition and Wellness and the Iowa Environment
LaRhee Henderson - Associate Professor of Chemistry Director, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Charisse Buising - Associate Professor of Biology, Assistant Director, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular ...

Hawaiʻi Diaries: Windward Community College Site Visit part of Newsletter Articles
While at Windward Community College, the visiting SENCER team participated in discussions about civics and science education, toured campus rain gardens that protect surrounding water sources from runoff, spoke with students in a traditional Hawaiian methods of sustainability class, and experienced ancient Hawaiian culture at Waikalua Loko Iʻa', a 400-year-old fish pond.

SENCER Leadership Fellow Alix Fink to Deliver SSI 2016 Plenary: From Ideals to Transformation: A SENCER Journey part of Newsletter Articles
Dr. Alix Dowling Fink, Dean of the Cormier Honors College and Associate Professor of biology at Longwood University, will deliver the closing plenary address of the 2016 SENCER Summer Institute. In the address, she will reflect on the insights and lessons learned during her many years of participation in the SENCER national "community of transformation" and how that participation has shaped her her work on general education and the major at her institution, and catalyzed collaborations with informal education institutions.

Science on the Connecticut Coast: Investigations of an Urbanized Shoreline part of Science on the Connecticut Coast: Investigations of an Urbanized Shoreline
Vincent Breslin, Department of Science Education and Environmental Studies, and James Tait, Department of Science Education and Environmental Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut. ...

Seven New Models Added to SENCER Digital Library part of Newsletter Articles
The most recent additions to the SENCER Digital Library are the seven courses and programs selected to be part of the SENCER Model Series during the summer of 2008. The diverse group of resources includes international collaborations, single courses, and course clusters, and focuses on issues such as sleep, HIV/AIDS, food, and pregnancy.

New Backgrounder Addresses Service-Learning and Engagement at Community Colleges part of Newsletter Articles
An anthropologist and leader in the community college and service-learning fields, Franco was commissioned by SENCER to write a backgrounder on how service-learning and the SENCER approach integrate goals of research, teaching and service, especially for faculty at community colleges.

Undergraduate Spotlight: Leading from the Middle part of Newsletter Articles
As a GLISTEN USL, Rhiannon served as a bridge between ECC faculty and staff from community-based organizations that benefited from the service-learning components of those environmental science courses.

Northland College Students and Faculty Assess Pre-mining Environmental Baselines part of Newsletter Articles
Quietly, in order to ensure that the decision-making and environmental impact determination processes are based on sound science, students and faculty from Northland College in Ashland have been gathering baseline data on local water and air quality both in and around the reservation, in partnership with citizen science efforts of the non-profit Bad River Watershed Association.

GLISTEN Undergraduate Stewardship Liaisons Train on Historic Gibralter Island part of Newsletter Articles
From June 7-8, the USLs received intensive training, developed in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership, to begin building that bridge.

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