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Using Urban Hydrology Issues To Engage Earth Science Students and Provide Community Service part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Students in geomorphology or watershed hydrology courses or internships participate in one or more service-learning activities, varying in time and commitment from a single lab to a semester-long project. These ...

Global Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Courses
Consequences of global climate change already include: increased drought, heat waves, flood intensity, glacial retreat, and sea level rise. Solutions are needed to reduce human impact on our climate system and to ...

Natural Hazards & Climate Change Risks part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Students characterize how climate change impacts natural hazards and pose research-based solutions to the county Emergency Management Agency. Presentations require the use of local data, created figures, and ...

Service-Learning: Reconciling Research and Teaching, Tackling Capacious Issues part of SENCER:Backgrounders
Robert W. Franco - Kapiolani Community College (About the author) Summary In this paper, I will suggest that a robust program in academically-based service learning is a vital linking strategy to connect ...

New Backgrounder Addresses Service-Learning and Engagement at Community Colleges part of SENCER:Newsletter Articles
An anthropologist and leader in the community college and service-learning fields, Franco was commissioned by SENCER to write a backgrounder on how service-learning and the SENCER approach integrate goals of research, teaching and service, especially for faculty at community colleges.

Application-Based Service Learning: Combining Undergraduate Research, Service Learning and Collaborative Learning in Upper Level Courses part of SENCER:Application-Based Service Learning: Combining Undergraduate Research, Service Learning and Collaborative Learning in Upper Level Courses
Dr. Nancy J Trun Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Duquesne University, PA 256 Mellon Hall 219 Bluff St Pittsburgh PA 15219 Phone: 412-396-1853 E-Mail: trun@duq.edu Dr. Gail E. Rowe Professor of Biology ...

Monitoring Lead in an Urban Community Garden part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Each spring, students in a 300-level field course collect samples from urban community gardens to monitor soil lead concentrations.

Design and Construction of an Eco-House part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Students in this course explore designs of a future Carleton College student house. This is a multi-year project where students from the social sciences, humanities / arts, and natural sciences explore parts of the design of an actual house.

Environmental Assessment Course part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
The classic campus-based project is an environmental or sustainability assessment, often referred to as an environmental audit. This course, taught at Carleton in 2001, describes how this type of project can be undertaken. In this scenario, a student, campus environmental group or class researches aspects the envinormental impact of the school.

Sarita Wetland Restoration part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
The Sarita Wetland restoration on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is used as teaching tools by numerous classes. Students, staff and faculty have collaborated on the planning and implementation of the project. This example highlights the restoration process, and specifically references one of the classes, the Water Quality class.