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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

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

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

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

Using Metaphors to Advance and Assess Learning
Carmen Werder
Use metaphor frames throughout a course to help students both learn various concepts and to assess how they are understanding them.

Bioregion Discipline: Sociology, Anthropology, Other, Environmental Studies, Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies
Bioregion Scale: Regional, National/Continental, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice

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

How Racial Discrimination and Oppression are Harming the Climate Justice Movement
MATT EDWARDS, Bellevue Community College
The movement is too white, too privileged, and needs to be inclusive of the voices of black, brown, indigenous, and those who are disproportionately affected by climate impacts.

Bioregion Discipline: Communication
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Climate Justice

The Food We Eat Can Have a Positive Impact on Climate Justice
Deepti Karkhanis, Bellevue Community College
Does the food on my plate impact my happiness and/or climate change, and if yes, how and what can I do about it?

Bioregion Discipline: Psychology
Bioregion Scale: Home/Backyard, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Health & Wellbeing, Human Impact & Footprint, Food Systems & Agriculture, Promising Pedagogies:Civic Engagement & Service Learning, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Ecosystem Health, Social & Environmental Justice

The Benefit of Acknowledging and Addressing Students' Uncomfortable Emotions when Learning about Environmental Issues: Fostering Growth and Change in Action-Oriented Exercises
Ellen Moore
Research reveals that if students are presented with negative information about environmental issues and they are not also provided with a plan for action, they often manifest denial on many levels. This exercise is designed to get students to directly address the emotions they face when learning about environmental issues and to make an action plan to address them in their individual lives.

Bioregion Discipline: Communication, Education
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Global, Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Pollution & Waste, Natural Resources, Human Impact & Footprint, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Water & Watersheds, Ethics & Values

Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Project for the Science Classroom
Liliana Caughman
Students are assigned unique roles and work independently to solve a complex problem from the perspective of their role (i.e. sociologist, educator, historian, etc.) Students then work collaboratively to present their findings and action plan to the "tribal council".

Bioregion Discipline: Anthropology, Oceanography/Marine Studies, Communication, Geography, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Geoscience, English, Political Science/Policy, Prof/Tech Field, Sociology
Bioregion Scale: Campus, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Sense of Place, Natural Resources, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint, Civil Society & Governance, Food Systems & Agriculture, Pollution & Waste, Ethics & Values, Promising Pedagogies:Case Studies, Ecosystem Health, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Social & Environmental Justice