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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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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.

Reducing pressure on a wastewater treatment plant to accelerate remediation of a polluted harbour part of 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 ...

Green Landscape and Environmental Policy part of 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 ...

The Human side of geologic hazards part of 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 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 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' ...

A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden part of 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 ...

Rainwater Harvesting Service Learning Project part of Activities
Linda McCall, Texas Water Development Board
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.

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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