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Service Learning and Local Hydrogeology in the Classroom: An example from Anchorage, Alaska part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
A semester long project in which students work in small groups to analyze a local hydrogeology issue of importance to the community.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Groundwater flow, Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Aquifer properties, Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy

Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Link the college or university operations with local ecology. In this study, students use a tool from urban ecology, the nitrogen budget, to research the inputs, outputs and subsytem transfers of nitrogen on the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Principles, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science

Reducing pressure on a wastewater treatment plant to accelerate remediation of a polluted harbour part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Students present posters to community partners with strategies to reduce the quantity of water entering a local wastewater treatment plant or to improve the quality of water that needs to be treated. The strategies ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

Green Landscape and Environmental Policy part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Develop lectures that discuss environmental policy and horticulture practices in communities. Create classroom activities that incorporate green landscape design practices in residential areas. These classroom ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Sustainability, Water Quality and Quantity, Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

Investigating contaminant transport and environmental justice issues in a local watershed through service learning projects with Sierra Club part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Students will be applying hydrogeology concepts and methods in the lab and the field and conducting interviews as part of a coherent characterization of water quality issues and potential risks in local low-income, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Field methods in hydrogeology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy

A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden Project combines Earth Systems geoscience curriculum with designing and developing a sustainable Japanese garden. The garden uses water harvested from the roof of the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Water Conservation, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Ecosystems:Ecology, Geoscience:Soils, Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Environmental Science:Sustainability

Rainwater Harvesting Service Learning Project part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Students will gain an understanding of the history, benefits, and components of a rainwater harvesting system and partner with community members to design and build a rainwater harvesting system for their school.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Water Conservation

The 1997 floods of Bozeman Creek, Montana part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
This project involved student provocation of community response along a local creek in response to accumulation of twice-normal winter snowpack in the winter of 1996-7.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

Marine Environmental Geology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Service Learning:Examples
This course is an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and oceanography that affect the environment and marine resources. Service-learning is an essential component of how students learn about the earth. We deliver part of the content of this course by arranging for students to solve a problem with a local community partner.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

Freshwater Ecology/Limnology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Service Learning:Examples
Students study aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. The course develops substantial quantities of data concerning the local watershed. This data is used by community partners in many contexts.

Subject: Geoscience: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

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