Environmental Science and Policy
Plymouth State University
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Course Modules (4)
Major Storms and Community Resilience part of Major Storms and Community Resilience
Extreme storms have major impacts on the communities that lie in their path. Many climate models predict increased frequency of heavy rains and icing events, freak storms, and severe weather within the continental ...
Unit 1: Foundational Concepts part of Major Storms and Community Resilience
Unit 1 introduces foundational concepts in geoscience, emergency management, and political science that are critical for developing a systems thinking approach and for achieving the learning objectives in the storm ...
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Unit 2: Application of Concepts to Case Studies part of Major Storms and Community Resilience
In Unit 2, students apply and evaluate foundational concepts about storm hazards and risk in the context of two cases studies: Superstorm Sandy (2012) and the Storm of the Century (1993). Through different ...
Unit 3: Culmination of Module in Town Hall Meeting part of Major Storms and Community Resilience
Over the course of one week, students will apply and evaluate concepts in the context of their local community, culminating in the formulation and evaluation of Hazard Mitigation Plan recommendations presented in ...
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Understanding flood risk at the community level part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
University level activity on floodplain risks. Uses FEMA maps and SERC river geomorphology videos.
Hurricane Tracking part of Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...
Conference Presentations (2)
Earth Science, Major Storms and Community Resilience part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Extreme major storms (hurricanes, winter storms) have large impacts on the communities that lay in their path. Recent examples include Hurricane and Tropical Storms Katrina (2005), Irene (2011) and Sandy (2012), ...
Geoscience module for meteorology curricula part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Recent studies indicate that meteorologists lag Earth system scientists by 9-18% in accepting anthropogenic forcing of climate change (Maibach et al. 2014). This gap is 30% for broadcast meteorologists (Wilson ...
Other Contributions (2)
Lisa Doner part of Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Workshop 08:Participant Profiles
Lisa Doner Environmental Science and Policy Plymouth State University 17 High St MS 67 Plymouth, NH 03264 603.535.3256 603.535.3180(fax) firstname.lastname@example.org I'm a paleoclimatologist with a huge interest in active ...
Lisa Doner: Using Major Storms and Community Resilience in ESP 2110 Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy II at Plymouth State University part of Major Storms and Community Resilience
My course is a first year introduction to environmental science, typically taught as a lecture-lab combination. This module provides the students a more inquiry-driven approach to understanding environmental risks and mitigation and serves as a culminating experience for their first year. It was fascinating to see the really dig into these activities. Over the three weeks of the module, they became far more alert and tuned into the world around them, especially with regard to natural disasters and how prepared (or unprepared) the affected communities were for them. I can build upon these experiences now in the Intro to Geosciences course that follows this one, using their knowledge about risk communication and preparation to engage them in discussions about resilience to catastrophic (earthquakes and volcanos) versus gradual changes (climate and sea level).
New England Section, Geoscience Education Research Division