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

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

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

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

Climate Change Mind Map
Woody Moses, Highline Community College

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

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.

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: Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Pollution & Waste, Design & Planning, Water & Watersheds, Cycles & Systems

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: Social & Environmental Justice, Human Impact & Footprint, Ecosystem Health, Lifestyles & Consumption, Pollution & Waste

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

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, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Water & Watersheds, Pollution & Waste