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Article Review part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Lisa Harrington, Kansas State University
Students are given a choice of sources from which to choose an article relevant to the course (Sustainability Science) for review, including connection to other course content. Integration of article content with other course materials is an important component.

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.

Financial Incentives of Open Access Resource Overuse part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Chris McIntosh, University of Minnesota-Duluth
In this activiy when property rights are absent participants have financial incentive to take what they can get immediatly as opposed to waiting until the resource is more valuable. Adding strong property rights provides the proper finanacial incentives for students to wait to extract the resource when it is most valuable.

Using Lab Measurements to Determine the Feasibility of a Photovoltaic Panel part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Tom Termes, Black Hills State University
Using Lab Measurements to determine the power output of a solar module and the economic feasibility of photovoltaic panels

Exploring Easter Island Economics with Excel part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Morris Coats, Nicholls State University

Using concept mapping to experientially introduce systems thinking part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Meghann Jarchow, University of South Dakota
This activity uses concept mapping as a tool for students to experience the complexity that is inherent in many sustainability-related issues.

Introduction to Global Climate Change Through Classroom Discussion part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Becca Edwards, Southwestern University
A classroom discussion about global climate change designed for a general undergraduate classroom. Discussion is facilitated by a 10-15 minute brainstorming session or gallery walk.

Environmentally Sustainable Mining part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Stephen Kissin, Lakehead University
A field trip that illustrates a contrast between environmentally sustainable mining activity and a case of a lack of environmental planning in mining operation and closure.

Offshore wind or offshore oil? part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Noah Snyder, Boston College
An introductory environmental science project tasking students with comparing offshore oil and wind power development.

Exploring sustainability through water cycle connections part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Tim Lutz, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
During this module students use multiple experiences (reading, video, the outdoors, a survey of their water footprints, writing, and lots of discussion) to examine how life today, in comparison to pre-industrial times, makes our connections to water virtually invisible. Students use the class's water footprint results to find out how agricultural and industrial water uses link us to people distant in both place and time. They weigh the consequences of these invisible connections in creating the lost sense of dependence and responsibility that typifies unsustainability. Students study the variability of water footprints within our class to help identify more sustainable personal choices. They consider the activity of a local watershed association to educate and involve people in improving the quality of local streams as a model of how community action can accomplish what individuals cannot.



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