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InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of a New Teaching Module: Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins

published Apr 29, 2015 9:38am
Developed by Laurel Goodell, Princeton University, Professor Peter Selkin, University of Washington, Tacoma, and Professor Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico, in this two-week teaching module students use real earthquake and volcano monitoring data to draw conclusions about risks to plate boundary communities, and to communicate and plan for those risks. In doing so, students integrate scientific data with societal scenarios, making use of authentic data, funded by government agencies to mitigate issues faced by communities. Particularly timely given the recent tragedy in Nepal. Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins is a great fit for courses in physical geology, environmental science, physical geography, geohazards, and environmental geology.