Earth and Environmental Sciences
CUNY Brooklyn College
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Course Modules (5)
Unit 2: Systems Thinking and the Wicked Problem of Global Food Security part of The Wicked Problem of Global Food Security
Armed with an overview of the complexity of issues associated with global food security, this unit begins by contextualizing food security as an example of a wicked problem. Wicked problems are problems that are ...
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Introduction to GIS Using ArcExplorer and Brooklyn Data Sets part of Urban Geology:Activities
The lessons introduce students to ArcExplorer GIS using publicly available online GIS data sets of Brooklyn, and water quality data of Prospect Park with locations taken by GPS receivers. In this way, students ...
Rebecca Boger: Using Food Security in Introduction to Urban Sustainability at CUNY Brooklyn College part of The Wicked Problem of Global Food Security
My course is an introduction to urban sustainability that integrates materials from environmental science, sociology and economics. As a relatively new course, I have been learning about what works or doesn't work each time I teach it. From the onset, the course was designed around two-week units pertaining to sustainability topics (e.g., water, transportation, housing). A few years ago, I took a Team Based Learning (TBL) workshop. While the course structure doesn't totally fit within the TBL design, I do apply many of the elements, such as having students work in teams throughout the semester, giving quizzes at the beginning of each unit so that students do the reading and come prepared to learn more deeply about a subject, and more application activities and fewer lectures. One of the course units is food and so the food security module was a perfect fit for the course, both in content and structure.
Conference Presentation (1)
The Wicked Problem of Food Security: Modules that Promote Interdisciplinary and Systems Thinking Using AGO part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
Over the next several decades, food security will continue to be one of the most pressing issues facing our planet. With this in mind, three professors from different disciplinary backgrounds, cultural geography, ...
Other Contributions (2)
Research on Teaching about Earth in the Context of Societal Problems part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Societal Problems
Download a of of this chapterRachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico; Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Lauren Holder, Texas A & M University; Rebecca Boger, CUNY ...
Doing Citizen Science with NASA and The GLOBE Program part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Afternoon Mini Workshops
Program and materials created and organized with assistance from Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington VA, Holli Riebeek, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, AND Jeannie Allen, SSAI ...
Eastern Section, Geoscience Education Research Division