Jill Schneiderman

Earth Science and Geography

Vassar College

Jill S. Schneiderman, Professor of Earth Science at Vassar College teaches courses in introductory earth science, sedimentology, environmental justice, the Anthropocene, and feminist approaches to science and technology. She is editor of The Earth Around Us: Maintaining a Livable Planet, as well as three other books that reflect her commitment to interdisciplinary earth science education. Her current area of research is microplastics in terrestrial environments.

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Course Modules (5)

Unit 5: Hazardous Waste and Love Canal part of Environmental Justice and Freshwater Resources
Students explore the classic case of Love Canal, New York, in which Lois Gibbs—originally described as a "hysterical housewife"—mobilized her community and called attention to the contamination of ...

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Virtual field trip to Giant's Causeway, Ireland part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
This online assignment takes the students on a virtual field trip to Giant's Causeway in northern Ireland. It begins with a brief video of the geological site, includes some questions relevant to the history ...

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A Science Writing Seminar on Geology and Justice part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Essays
Jill S. Schneiderman, , Vassar College I taught my first multidisciplinary "Earth System and Environmental Justice" course in 1997 after winning a National Science Foundation Curriculum Development Grant ...

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Precambrian chert. Stromatolites. part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Rock and Mineral Exchange:Postings
Jill Schneiderman, Vassar College schneiderman@vassar.edu Description of Desired Specimens I would like stromatolite samples identified by location. I would also like chert that shows evidence of microbial life in ...