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Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This lesson plan deals with coral reefs and the recent crisis of coral bleaching. It suggests that students engage in a role-playing debate about modifying human activity to protect reefs. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity?
Todd Ellis, SUNY College at Oneonta
This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Project, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Gulf Anoxia Course Project
Sadredin Moosavi, Tulane University of Louisiana
In this activity students work in groups to investigate the problem of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia before developing mitigation strategies based on local contriubtions to the problem. The students present their ideas in a public meeting debate format from which a solution must be selected by the entire class.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project, Writing Assignment, Lab Activity
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology

Is that true?
Steven Hovan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Ask students to research the "truth" behind statements from recent news articles and provide their opinion about what is "true". These assignments can be done as often as the instructor feels ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Writing Assignment, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate

Tropical Cyclones and Global Change
Jenni Evans, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
This is a full semester project focusing on tropical cyclones and climate change for my undergraduate tropical meteorology class. It consists of five parts, outlined below.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity, Activities, :Project
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature

Gulf Stream Heat Budget and Europe
Warren Tomkiewicz, Plymouth State University
Student groups are presented a problem scenario to research and make recommendations, predictions, and a resolution of the problem based on data and visualizations.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project:Investigative Case Studies, Activities:Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks

Making Sustainable Business Decisions In Four Different Industries and Their Effect on People (Social), Planet (Environment), and Profit (Economics)
Walt White
The student will gain a better understanding of "Global Warming" and the "Triple Bottom Line" by viewing the first two videos. Further the CEO2 game will introduce many new ideas/options that specific industries have to select from in achieving their desired corporate/company goals.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Discussion, Project, Activities, :Project:Independent Research, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Activities:Writing Assignment, Supplement:Activity, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Supplement
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Environmental Science, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Thermodynamics, Environmental Science:Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Ethics/Values, Local Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Economics, Chemistry:General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics:Education Practices:Pedagogy, Physics:Education Practices, Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics, Education Practices:Instructional Material Design, Active Learning, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics:Education Foundations:Societal Issues, Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, US National Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Public policy, Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Climate feedbacks, Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Mitigation of climate change, Carbon capture & storage, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats, Biodiversity, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Recent climate data, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Estimation Principles:Interpretation of Confidence Levels, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Estimation Principles, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques, Data Presentation, Data Collection, Data Collection:Observational Studies, Data Management and Organization:Missing Data, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization, Mathematics:Statistics:Probability:Elementary Probability, Multivariate Distributions, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Mathematics, :Statistics:Probability:Simulation, Mathematics:Statistics:Probability, Mathematics:Statistics, Statistics:Data Collection:Observational Studies:Study Bias Issues, Longitudinal, Economics:Macro policy, International, Quantitative, Micro policy, Markets, Business, Economics:Micro, Macro, Behavioral/Game Theory, Finance, American Studies, Health Sciences, Computer Science, English, Political Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Carbon capture & storage, Recent climate data, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Computer Modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Hydrology, Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Atmosphere/Climate, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:El Nino, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Atmospheric gases, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geography, :Physical, Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Evolution of climate and atmosphere, Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Anthropogenic causes, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Regional climates, Geoscience, :Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Human Population:Nutrition and Famine, Developing/Developed Countries, Environmental Science:Human Population, Land Use and Planning:Industrialization, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Forest Resources:Deforestation, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Drought, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Education:Faculty Development, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, tornadoes, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Environmental Science:Waste, Water Quality and Quantity, Air Quality, Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Biology, :Diversity, Education, Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Energy Policy , Environmental Science:Energy, Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Energy:Energy Principles , Carbon Capture & Storage, Energy Infrastructure

Exploring Ocean Resources in Our Everyday Lives
Janelle Sikorski, Miami University-Oxford
Students are asked to keep a food diary for 24 hours and then asked to analyze the products they consumed in terms of the ocean resources needed to make and deliver that product. This assignment was designed to ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Project
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Resources

Grocery Store Survey of Aquaculture Products
Susan Richardson, Florida Atlantic University
Students work in pairs to survey seafood items sold in local grocery stores or fish markets, recording whether items are farm-raised or wild caught, fresh, frozen or preserved, as well as country of origin. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Project, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Sustainability


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