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Shift in life expectancy part of 2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Holly Partridge
Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact

Learning Sustainability with Sim City part of Activities
Sybil Hill
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.

Ecological Autobiography part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Maureen Ryan, Western Washington University
The ecological autobiography is a multi-stage reflective and written exercise that draws on students' personal history and experiences as they consider the ecological context of some period of their lives. The goal is to individually and collectively explore how the landscapes and ecological communities we have inhabited influence us as individuals, set the context of our lives, and influence our expectations of landscape.

Migration: An Empathy Exercise part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Maureen Ryan, Western Washington University
Migration: An Empathy Exercise is a multi-step reflective exercise designed to build empathy and personal insight into processes of loss, change, and reconnection associated with the disruption of personal and cultural connections to landscape.

What is the West? part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Maureen Ryan, Western Washington University
What is the West? is a written reflective exercise, with associated readings and discussion, designed to 1) build insight into how personal experiences shape our perception of landscapes, 2) enhance knowledge of the geography and ecology of the American West, and 3) illuminate the role of water (or lack of water) in the natural and cultural history of the American West.

Using Reflection Activities to Deepen Student Engagement part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Holly Hughes, Edmonds Community College
Reflection activities on service-learning related to environmental restoration.

Seeing Sustainability part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Kate Davies, Center for Creative Change, Antioch University Seattle
This assignment requires students to reflective observations of a particular place and to identify signs of sustainability and unsustainability.

Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: Suggestions for Observing in Nature part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College
A workshop for enabling students to sit quietly and observantly in the natural world.

Quiet Noticing: Reflective Activities for Environmental Ethics part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Mike Gillespie, University of Nebraska at Omaha
A series of reflective activities (quiet noticing:) that engage students personal dimensions of questions of values and ethical commitments, such as in environmental ethics courses. The activities and assignments might also be adaptable for other courses where a sustained reflective component is desired.

Reading & Writing Poetry as Contemplative Practice part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Holly Hughes, Edmonds Community College
These activities offer ways to incorporate contemplative practice into the teaching of reading and writing poetry, with specific handouts/assignments and sample poems provided.

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