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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.
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.
Understanding and Analyzing an Environmental Controversy
Students will write a paper that analyzes a particular controversy that is related to the environment or issues of sustainability. In so doing, they will discover the role discourse plays in resolving, or failing to resolve, the different goals of competing interests.
Looking Back at History
Students research an organism/commodity in the colonial period of American history, and write a first-person narrative/autobiography of its history as European settlers reshaped the environment (mental and physical) of North America.
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 ...
Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Macalester College Action Steps Other faculty and staff at regional schools that should be involved: Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Sustainability Managers: Luther, ...
We invite your input as part of the planning process for this workshop for ACM psychology faculty, to be held June 3-4, 2011, in Northfield, Minnesota. Please take 5-10 minutes to respond to our survey, helping us ...