Using GIS to investigate Environmental JusticeAbu Badruddin, , Cayuga County Community College
Teaching in a small class setting provides me with a better opportunity to work closely with my students. I strongly feel that incorporating the concepts of EJ in my GIS classes will broaden classroom discussions to include more intriguing topics and theories. EJ issues are so common and widespread that everyone in the class will be able to connect and contribute. I think our students will able to unlock the true power of GIS by analyzing important EJ issues. Exposing students to the environmental issues in our community will surely ignite awareness about our limited and depleting resources. Knowing more about EJ will definitely give my students and me the chance to create a link between GIS and our society, a connection that will ultimately make the teaching and learning process more practical and meaningful.I have years of geoscience experience, but this will be my 1st formal participation in any environmental justice workshop. I am eagerly looking forward to share my experience and learn from the expertise of others. I like to see how others are incorporating EJ issues and field trips within the geoscience classes to make the activities socio-environmental and cross disciplinary.