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Integration of Service Learning in Online Geoscience Courses
Jennifer Nelson, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Students in our online, introductory geoscience courses are given the opportunity to participate in an environmental service learning project, led by the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (cees.iupui.edu), ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project:Service Learning
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability

Extra credit beach cleanup: Service Learning in action
Al Trujillo, Palomar College
For this extra credit beach cleanup, students help clean local beaches for 3 hours as part of an organized beach cleanup event. This is also a Service Learning activity.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project:Service Learning
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability

The Algae-in-a-Bottle Experiment: A High-Impact Learning Activity
William Chamberlin, Fullerton College
The Algae-in-a-Bottle Experiment provides an engaging and flexible high-impact teaching tool for helping students to know, understand, and apply a number of concepts related to the biology and ecology of aquatic plants and their environments.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Lab Activity
Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry:Carbon Cycling, Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Metabolism:Photosynthesis, Biology:Plant Biology, Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Biology:Ecology:Food Webs

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. ...

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

Pollution or fishing industry research project
Katryn Wiese, City College of San Francisco
Pick a particular type of pollution or fishing/commercial industry in the ocean. Describe its story รข how humans are impacting global oceanic systems and how the ocean is responding.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Ocean Dumping, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Environmental Science:Sustainability

Unit 3: Communicating Climate 2: Literary Representations of Climate Change
Jennifer Hanselman, Westfield State University; Rick Oches, Bentley University; Jennifer Sliko, Pennsylvania State University-Penn St. Harrisburg; Laura Wright, Western Carolina University
After being introduced to scientific communication in Unit 2, students will continue by exploring different literary representations of climate change during this unit. Students will analyze various kinds of ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Course Module
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science, English, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

Benefits and consequences of using minerals as natural resources
Geoffrey Cook, University of California-San Diego
In a short research assignment, students learn about mineral resources that are used in common, present-day electronic devices (a cell-phone is used as a prime example). They investigate the environmental and ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Mineral Resources, Sustainability, Geography:Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy

Case Study 6.1- Adapting to a Changing World
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
In this activity, students consider how several communities are adapting to climate change-related problems including drought's impacts on agriculture, loss of assets due to climate-related hazards, freshwater ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Drought, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Sustainability

How Many Plants Make a Future? The Carbon Dioxide Challenge
Rus Higley, Highline Community College Marine Science and Technology Center, Vanessa Hunt and Timothy Sorey, Central Washington University
This activity focuses on the role of photosynthesis in a sustainable future. Students explore the effect of photosynthesis and respiration in a 'closed systems' containing plankton, marine plants, and fish. By calculating carbon dioxide uptake and production in these systems, they predict a plant: animal ratio sufficient to maintain a system in carbon dioxide 'balance' for one hour.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Mathematics, Environmental Science, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Ecosystems, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Biology, Chemistry


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