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Shift in life expectancy part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact
Learning Sustainability with Sim City part of Activities
Sim City is a computer game that has the player design a city. They become the mayor. While designing the city from ground, they can choose sustainaiblity energy options such as wind farms, geothermal, and solar. The game includes greening options and pollution factors. Teachers in a variety of disciplines can utilize this to bring their core course concepts to life.
The True Cost of Eggs: Commercial vs. Local part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Courting Environmental Justice: Science, Community Knowledge and Public Health part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Lin Nelson, The Evergreen State College
While this module was developed when we followed the federal criminal case around WR Grace and asbestos exposure in a small Montana mining town, it can be adapted for a range of learning experiences regarding environmental justice, argumentation, strategizing, remediation and sustainability.
Delocalized Diets: Globalization, Food, and Culture part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Mary L. Russell, Pierce College
This assignment addresses cultural sustainability by asking students to go beyond distinguishing between five subsistence strategies to examining the impact of globalization on diet and culture.
Malaria & Global Warming part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Dale Blum, Pierce College
This is a group mapping exercise that examines the many factors that affect the distribution and possible future distribution of malaria in North and South America.
Catching Cheaters: Using Salmon Phylogenetic Analysis to Identify Atlantic Salmon Mislabeled in Local Stores as Pacific Salmon part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Erica Cline, University of Washington Tacoma
Students use phylogenetic analysis to identify farmed Atlantic salmon mislabeled as wild Pacific salmon by local stores and suppliers. This project allows students to apply molecular methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing to a real- world issue.
Climate Instability and Disease part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Clarissa Dirks, The Evergreen State College
The module was designed to introduce students to a variety of biological processes of infectious disease that are connected through human activities and climate instability.
What is Local? part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
William R. Teska, Pacific Lutheran University
Through a hands-on examination of a nature preserve/park in a nearby urban setting and with classroom discussions and activities, students become aware that individuals are affected differently by the preservation of nature or by development of natural resources.
Tracking the Carbon Footprint in Drug Design-- Medical, Environmental, Social Implications part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
James Y. Chen, Sound Community College
In this activity, students conduct a lab exercise over three lab sessions by taking a small sample of a pharmaceutical compound, slightly modifying its chemical structure, purifying the modified product sample and analyzing it for yield, purity and identity.