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Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Suzanne Savanick, Macalester College. Email: shansen2@macalester.edu Suzanne Savanick and Chris Wells co-taught a class like this for the Macalester College environmental studies senior seminar during spring 2008.
Students conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory for their college or university. Students analyze findings and present information to the college or university community. -

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A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching::Activities
Rhonda Spidell, Albuquerque Academy
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 ...

The Geoscape of Bozeman, Montana part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching::Activities
William Locke, Montana State University-Bozeman
This project was intended to build familiarity with the local geologic environment through a poster session leading to a single poster following the Canadian "Geoscape" model.

Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu
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 ...

Reducing pressure on a wastewater treatment plant to accelerate remediation of a polluted harbour part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching::Activities
Maureen Padden, McMaster University
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 ...

The Human side of geologic hazards part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching::Activities
Renee Faatz, Snow College
Students respond in a charitable way to geological or weather related disasters.

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::Activities
Jennifer Houghton, Rhodes College
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, ...

Urban Farming, Soil Science and Me - Reflection 1 part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching::Activities
Federica Raia, The City College of New York
This reflection assignment is used within a service learning project to bridge three fundamental categories: community service, personal growth and course content. Reflections are designed to gauge students' ...

Green Landscape and Environmental Policy part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching::Activities
Stephanie Freeman, Alabama A & M University
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 ...

Service-Learning to explore Sustainability part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Tracy Lai, Seattle Community College-Central Campus
Service-Learning is a means of exploring sustainability and connecting experiential learning with academic study of the topic.

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