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Sustainability Buffet -- What's in a Definition? part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Laura Webb, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
This is an introductory activity to generate student discussion and provoke thought on the definition of sustainability.

The Cube Exercise and the Methods of Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Barbara Bekken, Virginia Tech
A new approach to using an exercise from the National Academy of Science publication "Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science" to support students in developing a deeper understanding of descriptive methods, experimental methods, and methodological assumptions.

The "What is Science?" Box part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Jennifer Anderson, Winona State University
A group of 3-4 students are presented with a box that has writing on the five visible sides and asked to determine what is on the bottom of the box. In solving this problem, students are using the same techniques that scientists use to learn about nature.

Seminar on Sustainability in Europe: What are the Limits of Possibility? part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Mary Ann Cunningham, Vassar College
This field trip presents a model of an experiential exploration of sustainability systems and the limits of possible transfer of ideas from Europe to the US. In addition to experiential learning, our aim was to have in-depth, ongoing conversations in which to examine our assumptions and observations.

Game Assignment for Environmental Economics part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Nelson Altamirano, National University
Game Assigment for Environmental Economics and Sustainability

Communications Booster: Carbon Cycle and Carbon Reservoirs part of CLEAN:Community:Teaching Materials
Alberto Ramirez, Frederick Community College; Elisabeth Harthcock, San Jacinto College; Laura Rico-Beck, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Alberto Ramirez, Frederick Community College, Frederick (MD)Elisabeth Harthcock, San Jacinto College, Pasadena (TX) Laura Rico-Beck, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) This page builds on teaching ...

Communications Booster: Curbing Emissions part of CLEAN:Community:Teaching Materials
Nicole Colston, Oklahoma State University
Nicole Colston, Oklahoma State UniversityCharlie Cottingham, Frederick Community College (MD)Susan Spierre, Arizona State UniversityPaul Ruscher, Florida State University This page builds on the CLEAN reviewed ...

Science and Sustainability: A Freshman Seminar Course part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Steven Neshyba, University of Puget Sound
The backbone of the course is made of two books: Berger and Luckmann's The Social Construction of Reality and Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Students will discuss these readings in a seminar format, write papers, take exams, carry out a chemistry experiment using mass spectroscopy, and undertake a research project into current pedagogical approaches to science and sustainability.

Science, Complexity and Sustainability in the University of the Future part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
John Motloch, Ball State University
Series of seminars that build knowledge needed; and application of that knowledge to conceptualize a Regional University of the Future that could educate people to be societal leaders that help communities address the profound environmental, social and economic challenges of the present and future including: how to co-adapt with systems to produce an ecologically, socially and economically healthier world; how to live within nature's laws and limits; and how to help communities live within the dynamics of a place and culture to produce sustainable communities.

Plant People part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Rob Efird, Seattle University
This integrated outdoor-learning, research and reflection exercise gives students a first-hand familiarity with local native plants and their significance in local native societies.



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