Initial Publication Date: September 7, 2017

Sustainable Solutions to Societal Issues: Teaching Earth literacy across the undergraduate curriculum

Thursday, September 21, 2017

10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET

Presenters: Diane Doser (University of Texas at El Paso) and Gigi Richard (Colorado Mesa University)

This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.

Registration Deadline: September 19, 2017


How do we prepare students for a future of climate change, water and food scarcity, resource depletion, and other sustainability concerns that will require an in-depth understanding of the intersection between the Earth and society? One strategy is to incorporate these issues into teaching at all levels across the undergraduate curriculum. InTeGrate has developed a set of community-built modules that directly address Earth-related grand challenges through the use of engaging, data-rich activities that incorporate interdisciplinary problem solving. In this webinar, we will briefly explore the InTeGrate materials and highlight opportunities for faculty from your institution to participate in upcoming 2017-2018 InTeGrate/NAGT traveling workshops that will assist you in adapting these materials to your institutional needs and geographic setting.


At the end of this webinar, participants will have:
  • An overview of InTeGrate modules are organized
  • Examples of specific InTeGrate activities that focus on sustainability and how these have been adapted for different types of courses at different institutions
  • Information on upcoming InTeGrate/NAGT traveling workshops and how to apply for them


Time - 10 am PT | 11 am MT | 12 pm CT | 1 pm ET
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Adobe Connect. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The registration deadline has passed.
- There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.
Please email Monica Bruckner ( if you have any questions about this event.


Diane Doser, Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso

Gigi Richard, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Science, Colorado Mesa University

Tentative Program

1) Welcome and introductory remarks - Monica Bruckner, SERC staff

2) Webinar Presentation

3) Reflections by participants

  • After reflecting for a moment, please use the chat to share something about where you are in your teaching, how you would move forward, and why this is a strong move. You can also enter questions for discussion into the chat at this time.

4) Synthetic remarks - final remarks by presenters

The conveners will reflect on the chat and each provide a synthetic remark. The chat and final remarks will be discussed further in the InTeGrate discussion thread. This online interest group is aimed at providing you with a platform for continuing discussion and exchanging ideas with your new colleagues about improving teaching skills and agency of graduate students and post-docs, as well as broader InTeGrate principles that will continue to be discussed throughout the webinar series. [change this as needed]

5) Opportunities for further interaction – Monica Bruckner

6) Webinar Evaluation


Webinar presentation slides: Sustainable Solutions to Societal Issues: Teaching Earth literacy across the undergraduate curriculum (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 18.6MB Sep21 17)

Click to watch the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 134.1MB Sep21 17).


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