Jessica Merricks

Elon University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

What's in the Water? Community Engagement Project part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In the culminating activity from "What's in the Water?" PFAS Contamination Unit" A community-engaged inquiry unit exploring PFAS contamination in North Carolina [link coming soon], students ...

What’s in the Water? Lesson 2: Introduction to Emerging Contaminants part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This lesson begins with a reading of a letter sent by the City of Pittsboro, NC to their residents. It reveals the presence of unregulated contaminants in their drinking water, including the emerging contaminant ...

Course (1)

What's in the Water? A community-engaged inquiry unit exploring PFAS contamination in North Carolina part of Teach the Earth:Courses
This unit was designed to engage central NC college students in a local investigation of ongoing drinking water contaminated with PFAS chemicals. This is a stand-alone unit (six 80-minute lessons) that can be ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Fostering Agents of Change: Can a local water crisis shift students' values, goals, and priorities? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session V
An overarching goal of the environmental science (ENS) curriculum is to foster a sense of agency and social responsibility. While many ENS students recognize the significance of global threats like climate change ...

What's in the Water? A place-based unit investigating PFAS contamination in central NC drinking water part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday:Poster Session II
The drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, in 2014-2019 raised public outcry and awareness of the potential health consequences of regulatory failures and industrial threats to this essential natural ...

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