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)

A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making part of A Growing Concern
Educating undergraduates about soil sustainability is central to our agricultural future. Soil erosion outpaces soil production and soil management is key. This teaching module provides undergraduates with ...

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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 ...

Other Contribution (1)

Collaborating Across the Curriculum part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
Collaborating Across the Curriculum Your Account Part of the InTeGrate and Cutting EdgePrograms for ...