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Where does your energy come from? Analyzing your energy bill
Students use utility bills to determine the cost and sources of energy in their households.

An Environmental Assessment of Newark Road Prairie
The goal of this exercise is for students to complete a basic environmental assessment of Newark Road Prairie, a 35-acre wet-mesic prairie and state natural area owned by Beloit College. The exercise is completed ...

The Virtual Geology of Beloit College (using handheld PCs)
The goals of this exercise are for students to create their own geologic map and cross-section of the Beloit College campus and to describe the geological history of the campus based on their interpretations. The ...

Gathering field data using a GPS and ArcGIS 9.3 Part 1: Collecting Point Data
Students learn how GPS and GIS can be used to gather and analyze point data. The main outcome is a digital map of campus trees classified by size and type. The technical skills learned in this lab will be used in a ...

Home Energy Audit/Retrofits
Home energy audit/retrofits allow students to apply thermodynamic principles to planning and executing a retrofit to make an existing home more energy efficient.

Common Resource Experiment: Simulating Tragedy of the Commons in a Classroom
An in-class activity intended to introduce students to the Tragedy of the Commons, its causes and potential solutions.

Global Sustainability
An interdisciplinary overview of global sustainability politics, policies, issues, movements, ideas, challenges, and solutions, with emphasis on student awareness, understanding, and integration of diverse themes ...

International Environmental Politics and Policy
This course covers five arenas crucial to understanding the nature and dynamics of international environmental issues and political processes: (1) international political orders; (2) international environmental ...

Spatial Distribution of Lead in Urban Soils
Students gather soil samples and collect information on property attributes (size, exterior type, condition, etc.) in order to analyze the spatial distribution of lead in soils in the neighborhood around Lawrence ...

The Effects of Storm Water Management on Water Quality
This lab follows the skill development lab "Gathering Point Data using a GPS and ArcGIS 9.3." The topic is storm water detention ponds, which are designed in part to improve water quality. Using in-situ ...