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Climate Change Mind Map
Woody Moses, Highline Community College

Bioregion Discipline: Oceanography/Marine Studies, Chemistry, Geoscience, Environmental Studies, Biology
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Change

Mock United Nations Climate Negotiations Exercise
Shangrila Wynn, The Evergreen State College
This is a version of the UN climate mock negotiations exercise developed by Shangrila Joshi Wynn.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies, Political Science/Policy, Geography
Bioregion Scale: National/Continental, Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Social & Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Civil Society & Governance

Campus Garbage Project
Jennifer Zovar, Whatcom Community College
Students are asked to design and conduct an archaeological survey of the modern college campus, focusing on the provenience of litter and other trash, which is collected, sorted, and analyzed. Students develop a research question about college culture, waste management practices, and/or sustainability more generally and prepare an academic poster presenting their results.

Engaging Campus Conversations about Climate Action
Nicky Phear, The University of Montana-Missoula
Campus Climate Conversations are designed to be both educational and "deliberative," meaning students, staff, and faculty interact with one another in small groups to share views and ideas about climate action strategies. This activity is structured to enhance education and engagement, and to generate collaborative climate action strategies.

Bioregion Discipline: Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Communication, Environmental Studies, Education
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Climate Change

Rethinking Sustainability Through the Humanities: Multi-Sensory Experience and Environmental Encounter Beyond the Classroom
Jennifer Atkinson, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
This assignment pairs studies in environmental humanities with outdoor activity. Students complete a "field excursion" (gardening, hiking, environmental restoration) and reflect on sensory experiences involved in that activity to critique rationalist traditions/Cartesian legacies in their education more broadly.

Bioregion Discipline: Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Studies, English
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Campus, Home/Backyard
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ethics & Values, Sense of Place, Sustainability Concepts & Practices

Exploring Climate Change Effects on Water Availability and Agriculture
Betsy Bancroft, Gonzaga University
This activity has students work together to summarize regional effects of climate change and other environmental issues, which a focus on how these issues may influence agriculture and water availability. Students present a region to the group and create a layperson summary of the effects of climate change and other environmental change on their region.

Bioregion Discipline: Biology, Environmental Studies, Geoscience
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Food Systems & Agriculture, Water & Watersheds, Natural Resources, Human Impact & Footprint, Climate Change

Sustainability Daily Practice
Greg Gordon, Gonzaga University
The Daily Practice is an ongoing assignment that asks students to make a lifestyle change that contributes to environmental sustainability.

Bioregion Discipline: Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Campus, Local Community/Watershed, Home/Backyard
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Ethics & Values, Climate Change, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice

Justice, Power, and Activism: What the Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Teach Us About Resilience and Democracy
Jason Lambacher, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
This activity is a set of student-centered exercises that enable students to learn about the individual stories of Goldman environmental prize winners, the activism and organizing that grounds their work, and the underlying political and social contexts from which their struggles emerge. The lesson inspires critical reflection about justice, power, and democracy in green politics, and encourages ways to make personal connections to activism and environmental work.

Bioregion Discipline: Business/Management, Communication, Other, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Economics, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science/Policy, Oceanography/Marine Studies, Sociology, Anthropology
Bioregion Scale: Campus, Global, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sense of Place, Social & Environmental Justice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Civil Society & Governance, Natural Resources, Lifestyles & Consumption, Pollution & Waste, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies, Future Studies & Visioning, Human Impact & Footprint, Water & Watersheds, Ethics & Values, Energy, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Climate Change, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Human Health & Wellbeing, Food Systems & Agriculture

Environmental Advocacy Project
Anita Harker, Whatcom Community College
This assignment requires that students research the historical context of an environmental issue within their own communities and apply different types of organizing/advocacy tactics for instigating social change.

Bioregion Discipline: English, Geography, Political Science/Policy, History, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ethics & Values, Natural Resources, Pollution & Waste, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Human Health & Wellbeing, Human Impact & Footprint, Civil Society & Governance, Future Studies & Visioning, Sense of Place, Climate Change, Food Systems & Agriculture, Water & Watersheds, Cultures & Religions, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Social & Environmental Justice

Old Sticks in the Mud: Hazards of Lahars from Mount Rainier Volcano
Patrick Pringle, Centralia College
Volcanic debris flows (lahars) flow long distances, bury and aggrade river valleys, and cause long-term stream disturbances and dramatic landscape changes. Students will evaluate the nature, scale, and history of ...

Bioregion Discipline: Geoscience, Environmental Studies
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Design & Planning