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Risky Business: Using Games to Understand Farmer Decision-making in Sri Lanka part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In coupled natural and human systems (such as farming), decision-making is rarely straightforward since it is influenced by myriad factors. This in-class role playing game allows students to step into the shoes of ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science, Geography, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Global Change and Climate, Natural Hazards

An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
The Externalities Game is a non-cooperative game that teaches students about the concept of environmental externalities and allows them to directly experience the moral dimensions of collective action problems. It ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Energy:Energy Policy , Environmental Science:Human Population:Developing/Developed Countries, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values, Energy Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Global Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Geography:Human/Cultural, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Communicate the Quake: An interactive earthquake role-play used to teach communication skills part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
Communicate the Quake is an interactive role-play used to teach upper-level undergraduate students about earthquake hazards, emergency management, and risk communication through the management of an authentic ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology

Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
When the science is so clear, why is it so difficult to make agreements that will reduce our impact on climate change? This exercise is designed to help students explore that important question in an active and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Policy

Using a Town Meeting Scenario to Explore the Impacts of Hurricane Sandy part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this role-playing activity, students are assigned into groups which will explore specific roles related to Hurricane Sandy. A mock town meeting scenario where the community is requesting input for how to address the challenges of rebuilding their homes, businesses, and infrastructure allows for the class to learn more about the multiple perspectives, issues, and interests resulting from this devastating disaster.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology

When and How Did Continental Crust Form? part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
Many models have been proposed regarding the timing and mechanisms that first formed the continental crust. The purpose of this exercise is to help students explore the question of crustal genesis and evolution ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

The Sleeping Mountain part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
In this role-playing scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geography:Human/Cultural

What are the causes and effects of ENSO? part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This NASA Mission Geography module focuses on the evidence for global climate change. In the specific activity on ENSO, students role play policy makers deciding how to allocate Peru's resources to manage for ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:El Nino, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Public policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :El Nino/La Nina, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Public policy, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making

Mock Environmental Summit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
At the end of a six-week class or unit on global warming, students role-play representatives from various countries and organizations at an international summit on global warming. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Public policy , Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Public policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Policy

Water Wars: A look at Gallatin Valley Water Controversies part of Public Policy:Activities
This virtual field trip explores the science and policy of a ground water dispute in Gallatin Valley Montana. The virtual field trip uses a role-playing activity to explore the geology, hydrology and policy related ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Sustainability


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