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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.

Using Real World Data to Study Soil Foundation Structure Interaction part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
Thalia Anagnos, San Jose State University
Soil-Foundation-Structure-Interaction (SFSI) is an important consideration when studying the impact of earthquakes on structures. A video and an online module introduce students to some basics concepts of SFSI.

Runoff Generation from Varying Land Surfaces part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
Freddi-Jo Bruschke, California State University-Fullerton
Experimental lab activity and lesson exploring runoff generation from different types of land surfaces.

Empowering People to Deal with the Effects of Climate Change part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
DIANE BERES, Ripon College
This classroom activity involves viewing and discussing very short videos demonstrating the effects of climate change on the lives of people in three different countries.

Cyber-Mediated Ethnography: The Next Best Thing to Being There part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
Deborah Jackson, Earlham College
In this activity, students undertake a "cyber-mediated ethnography" project. Working in small groups, students use internet resources connected to the location they are studying, and involving variously positioned stakeholders. The product is a group report and presentation and, if resources allow, a website sharing their findings.

Environmental Justice Activity part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
Herb Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Using Differing Substrates to Track Their Effectiveness in Neutralizing Acid Deposition part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
Nathan Cahoone, Trinidad State Junior College
The overall point of this assignment is to recognize what type of natural and human made structures can protect us from the affects of acid rain.

Using Poetry to Explore the Rhetoric of Environmental Justice part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
Amanda Hagood, Hendrix College
How can literary work give us deeper insight into the concept of environmental justice? This activity explores the crossroads of political writing and poetry, and challenges students to put environmental justice principles into their own words.



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