Martha Murphy

Earth & Space Sciences

Santa Rosa Junior College

I am an Adjunct Faculty member at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California, as well as a lecturer at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. I teach both geology and environmental science courses, including two relatively new climate change courses. Because I teach at both 2-year and 4-year institutions, I teach a wide range of students with different backgrounds and needs. One thing is certain, however, and that is that all of these students understand the climate crisis and are eager to learn more about it. Our learning module - A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources Through Local Decision Making" - allows students to really think about agriculture and soil loss in general and then to consider it as an impact of climate change. There is nothing like hands-on learning. I feel fortunate to have contributed resources to SERC, from whom I have obtained much more than I have given.

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Course Modules (7)

Unit 4: Using SoilWebTMto Investigate the Soil Beneath You part of A Growing Concern
Students will use SoilWeb™, a smartphone and web application that pulls detailed soil survey data from both the 1:24,0000 Soil Survey Geographic database (SSURGO) and the 1:250,000 scale State Soil Geographic ...

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Conference Presentation (1)

Building a Strong Collaborative Team: Factors for Success part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The sustainability of humanity is dependent on managing geologic resources including: water, soil, and mineral resources. The InTeGrate Project addresses this through building earth literacy for undergraduates and ...

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Collaborating Across the Curriculum part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
Skip to Main ContentSkip to Navigation Your Account Part of the InTeGrate and Cutting EdgePrograms for Improved Undergraduate EducationOn the Cutting Edge is managed by NAGT ...