Instructor Stories and Adaptations
These resources describe how the module was adapted for use in different settings. We hope these stories inspire your own use of the module and give you insight into how to adapt the materials for your classroom.
Michelle Kinzel: Introduction to Physical Geography at Southwestern College
I used the Ocean Sustainability units in my physical geography course at Southwestern College, a two-year community college. The hands-on applications of working with real data sets aligned with the course objectives for this course that is required for students seeking an A.A. degree and transfer (articulation with University requirements). There were 27 students in the course, and the materials were taught in three-hour laboratory sessions, two units at a time. The students were engaged during the lessons and inspired about ocean stewardship upon completion of all the units.
Astrid Schnetzer: Marine Biology at North Carolina State University
I piloted the Ocean Sustainability module over ~4 weeks in an introductory marine biology course with ~55 students. The course is not a requirement and typically has a range of majors, from zoology to environmental science and policy. The materials were taught at the end of the semester and made up about 40% of the class curriculum.
Cara Thompson: Physical Oceanography at Santa Monica College
I used the Ocean Sustainability Module in my introductory physical oceanography course at Santa Monica College, a two-year junior college. The class met in two 80-minute lecture sessions per week for 16 weeks; the module was implemented in the last three weeks of the course.
Additional Instructor Stories
Ellen Wisner: Using InTeGrate Materials in General Biology II at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ellen Wisner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
I used material from three different Integrate modules in my General Biology II course. This is the second biology course taken by majors at UNCC, and covers evolution, animal and plant structure and function, and ecology. As a part of the course students do a service learning project related to sustainability. These modules helped to incorporate more discussion of topics related to sustainability in the course, and helped to better link their service learning project to the material covered during class.
Alycia Lackey: Using Ocean Sustainability in Bio 103: Saving Planet Earth at Murray State University
About this Course 60 students Two 75-minute lecture sessions Bio 103 Syllabus (Acrobat (PDF) 223kB May18 18) Bio 103 Saving Planet Earth (3 credits). A study of the problems faced by humans on Earth, including ...
Also Related to Ocean Sustainability
Teaching Ocean Sustainability using Active Learning Techniques
May 21 2018 Monday, May 21, 2018 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET Presenters: Michelle Kinzel (San Diego Mesa College), Cara Thompson (Arizona State University West Campus), and Astrid Schnetzer (North ...
Teaching the Impacts of Human Carbon Emissions on the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Economy
Nov 17 2016 Next Webinar Biosphere and Critical Zone Wednesday, November 30th 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET Thursday, November 17th 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET Presenters: ...