Three Rivers Community College
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Michelle A. Fisher: Using Interactions between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Activity in Biology for Majors at Three Rivers College part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
Over a 6-week period, I incorporated the "Interactions between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Activity" module into the ecology section of my Biology for Majors course to allow students to assess the interdependence between the abiotic and biotic world. Through use of the module, the study of geosciences was connected to the study of ecology and to the grand challenge of river flooding that occurs in our region.
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Supporting a Sustainable Future through Geoscience Integration in Non-Geoscience Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate and the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project partnered to support the adaptation of InTeGrate modules across multiple disciplines. The QUBES project partnered with ...
Appreciative Inquiry as an Approach to Transformational Service Learning to Promote Sustainable Development in the Missouri Ozarks through Adoption and Adaption of the InTeGrate Project's Module "Interactions between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Acti part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Sustainability is the capacity of meeting the needs of the present without diminishing opportunities for the future of humanity. Can higher education offer learning approaches to transform students to serve as ...
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Michelle A. Fisher, M.N.S.: Using Changing Biosphere in Biology for Majors at Three Rivers College part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
Over a 5-week period, I incorporated the "Changing Biosphere" module into the Ecology section of my Biology for Majors course to allow students to explore the interdependence between the biotic and abiotic world through changes in relationships among the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. This Spring 2018 semester, I had 16 students. The class had four 50-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab per week. The course is for 5 Credit Hours (Contact Hours: Lecture 4 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week). We met on T/Th from 8:00 AM – 10:45 AM Through use of the module, I hoped to connect the geosciences to the study of ecology and to the understanding humans as actors in the dynamic and evolving nature of ecosystems. I hoped to integrate scientific data of the geologic record of biodiversity to apply student understanding of how the Earth's interrelated systems have responded to change in the past to address the grand challenge of threats to biodiversity in modern day.