Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
April 14-16, 2013
Note: this workshop has already taken place. Read the workshop synthesis for a summary of key ideas and the workshop outcomes for materials developed in association with the workshop. Workshop presentations and summaries of discussions are available on the program page; participants' activity, course, and essay contributions are available via the participants page.
Equitable distribution of risks and resources, long a discussion of interest to economists, ethicists and others, requires an understanding of geoscience topics from natural hazards to ground water hydrology to mineral and energy resources. This workshop will explore how we bring together concepts from humanities, social science and geoscience to further students' understanding of environmental justice and foster their ability to act.
This workshop is for undergraduate faculty from all disciplines who are interested in a stronger integration of geoscience and other perspectives in teaching environmental justice. We encourage applicants from the geosciences as well as other natural and social sciences, humanities, and engineering.
Workshop participants will gain a broad perspective on ways in which environmental justice is taught across the undergraduate curriculum and new ideas for integrating geoscience and environmental justice together in their teaching. The workshop will create a website capturing the current state of teaching using contributions from participants and summaries of workshop discussions.
This workshop is open to 30 people (by application) and there is no registration fee to attend. Workshop stipends are available to help defray travel expenses in cases of financial need.
Read the workshop overview for details about the workshop goals, schedule, expectations for participants, and how to apply.
Chris Atchison, Department of Geosciences, Georgia State University
Tendai Chitewere, Geography and Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University
Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Jill Schneiderman, Department of Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College