Poster Session

Rain Gardens as a Means to Control Stormwater Runoff (PowerPoint 1.1MB Jul28 08)

by Tait Chirenje, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

This poster was prepared by two students from my course for presentation at a regional environmental conference.

Analyzing Hometown Streams Using On-line USGS NWIS Data (Acrobat (PDF) 342kB Jul28 08)

by Laurel P. Goodell, Princeton University

Students analyze historical discharge records of streams or rivers of interest to them using on-line USGS NWIS data.

View a complete description of the Hometown Streams Analysis activity, along with all the files needed to teach it. Visit the USGS National Water Information System (more info) for data.

Using Blackboard to Create Online "Warm-up" Exercises for a Climate Change Course (Acrobat (PDF) 363kB Jul28 08)

by Elizabeth Johnson, James Madison University

This is a computer demo / poster meant to show the step-by-step process used to create online Warm-up exercises for a large introductory climate change class.

The Lifestyle Project (PowerPoint 93kB Jul24 08)

by Karin Kirk, Science Education Resource Center

This three-week project challenges students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own lifestyles. Throughout the project, students reduce their impacts on the environment by changing the way in which they live from day to day.

View a complete description of the Lifestyle Project project, along with all the files needed to teach it.

Using Science Notebooks to Promote Learning (PowerPoint 104kB Jul28 08)

by Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College

This poster illustrates how I use science notebooks in my intro class and why it's an effective learning tool.

Service Learning in an Introductory Oceanography Course (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Jul28 08)

by Ed Laine, Bowdoin College

This poster details eight steps to include service learning in a college course. It is based on the model of Gordon (2000).

Gordon, R. (Ed), (2000). Problem based Service learning: A Field Guide for Making a Difference in Higher Education. Keene, NH: Education by Design.

View a complete description of the Marine Environmental Geology course, along with all the files needed to teach it.

One-unit course: Topics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (Microsoft Word 27kB Jul28 08)

by John Leland, Glendale Community College

This document has ideas concerning a one-unit course entitled: Topics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Live Interrogation and Visualization of Earth Systems (LIVES) (PowerPoint 3.9MB Jul28 08)

by Jeffrey A. Nunn, Louisiana State University

HP Tablet PC Technology is used in the redesign of physical and historical laboratory courses. Goals of the redesign include: Visualization of Earth Processes and History; Enhance student's ability to manage and interpret data; Foster critical thinking; Improve student communication skills; and Enhance the quantity, quality, and diversity of students pursuing Earth Science careers. Laboratory exercises are developed using XML, Google Earth, and MS OneNote.

Flood Recurrence Intervals and the 100 Year Flood Concept (PowerPoint 1.4MB Jul28 08)

by Bruce Rueger, Colby College

The exercise directs students to a USGS streamflow website where they download data and manipulate it to determine flood recurrence intervals. They also analyze the data to determine the discharge of streams at 100, 500 and 1000 year flood stages.

Laboratory 6: Stream Discharge, Determining Flood Recurrence Intervals and Examining Hydrographs (Microsoft Word 891kB Jul28 08)

Will somebody do the dishes? Geology 101 explorations with weathering and geologic time (Acrobat (PDF) 3.4MB Jul28 08)

by Pete Stelling, Western Washington University

This poster describes an out-of-class activity in which students conduct experiments on "erosion" of baked on food

View a complete description of the Dirty Dishes Weathering Experiment, along with all the files needed to teach it.