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Mapping Stormwater Runoff Infrastructure for the City of Bothell
Robert Turner, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Term-long course activity for student groups to map the flow of stormwater runoff on newly developed or altered properties in and for the City of Bothell.

Bioregion Discipline: Geoscience, Environmental Studies, Geography
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Cycles & Systems, Pollution & Waste, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Water & Watersheds, Design & Planning

Environmental Justice in Tacoma: A Non-Majors Qualitative Assessment of Pollution and Public Policy in the Local Community
Jim Gawel, University of Washington- Tacoma
This activity is designed to get non-environmental majors to qualitatively examine their own community for evidence of environmental injustice. Using a mix of evidence from online sources (U.S. Census, EnviroMapper, Toxic Release Inventory, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, etc.) and field observations, student groups describe the population and pollution sources found within an assigned elementary school district in Tacoma.

Bioregion Discipline: Chemistry, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Lifestyles & Consumption, Pollution & Waste, Human Impact & Footprint, Social & Environmental Justice

Courting Environmental Justice: Science, Community Knowledge and Public Health
Lin Nelson, The Evergreen State College
While this module was developed when we followed the federal criminal case around WR Grace and asbestos exposure in a small Montana mining town, it can be adapted for a range of learning experiences regarding environmental justice, argumentation, strategizing, remediation and sustainability.

Bioregion Discipline: Sociology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Pollution & Waste, Human Health & Wellbeing, Promising Pedagogies, Case Studies

The Vital Role of Soil in Sustainable Ecosystems
Midori Sakura, Cascadia Community College
In this natural science lab, students examine different soil profiles along a hillside. Understanding about topsoil formation and conservation is then related to sustainable agriculture and carbon sequestration and its importance in mitigating climate change.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Geoscience
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Regional, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Change, Food Systems & Agriculture

Mining Decisions: Developing New Perspectives on Mineral Extraction
Katie Chenu, Seattle Community College-Central Campus
Students examine different stakeholder-perspectives with respect to a local mining project. Debate and discussion will highlight environmental, economic, and social justice issues.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Geoscience
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Pollution & Waste

Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the County Level: A Collaborative Term Project to Enhance Understanding of Climate Modeling and Quantitative Reasoning
Robert Turner, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

Bioregion Discipline: Geoscience, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Change, Energy

Water and Civic Responsibility: An Online Discussion Exercise
Rob Viens, Bellevue Community College
Students apply their science learning to regional issues related to water quantity and quality.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Design & Planning, Water & Watersheds, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Pollution & Waste

Developing a Sense of Place with Pre-service Science Teachers
Andrew Gilbert, The Evergreen State College
The lesson content focuses on designing investigations concerning the notion of scale through a series of investigations on their campus. The overarching goal is to foster a connection to the earth through an investigation of the local environment.

Bioregion Discipline: Geography, Geoscience, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sense of Place

Geochemical Clues and Biological Insights: Characterizing the Importance of Salmon in Northwest Streams
Kena Fox-Dobbs, University of Puget Sound
Students use geochemical tools used to track the presence of marine (salmon) derived nutrients in the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of creeks where salmon spawn. They also explore pros and cons of hatchery-raised salmon.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Geoscience
Bioregion Scale: Regional, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Natural Resources, Water & Watersheds

Using Reflection Activities in the Field to Deepen Student Learning
Holly Hughes, Edmonds Community College
This activity offers one of the reflection activities we developed in our learning community "Exploring Natural History in Word and Field." In this class, the students learn about natural history by reading natural history essays and participating in field trips. In this activity, we use reflection before and during a field trip to an Old Growth Forest to help our students clarify their own stance for a Position Paper on whether and under what conditions logging should be allowed in Old Growth Forests.

Bioregion Discipline: Sociology, History, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Human Impact & Footprint, Sense of Place, Social & Environmental Justice

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