Content with Disciplines : Environmental Studies

Environmental Science SL Course: Hydrology

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The “OVU EcH2O Water Purification Research Project” will underpin the study of water sciences in this course. Students will study the hydrological cycle, water chemistry, environmental pollution and control, water contamination and methods for water purification. All students will be expected to demonstrate a mastery of all topics through successful completion of quizzes, problem sets, and exams as well as a water purification design assignment. Table 1 Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes Standards Addressed Activities Assessments Articulate the knowledge and skills of contemporary science NSTA 1.A, 1.B., 1.C., 1.D, and 1.E Class discussion, peer presentations, and research paper Quizzes, assignments,…

The Great River Greening Project: urban land restoration projects

The Great River Greening Project, a non-profit community-based organization, where biology students will participate in urban land restoration projects. This project is paired with the “”Race to Save the Planet”” learning community, an integration of the Environmental Science, Ethics, and Environment, Politics and Society courses into one interdisciplinary course. The Great River Greening Project

The Program for Ethics, Science, and the Environment

The program for Ethics, Science, and the Environment assists students to understand and resolve value conflicts raised by scientific inquiry, biotechnology, and natural resource use. Programs include an applied ethics certificate offered to undergraduate students, workshops on ethics for local high school students and civic organizations, a biweekly student-faculty discussion forum, and a newsletter with articles writen by professors and religious leaders which express varying views on critical moral issues. Website

The Service-Learning Cross-Curricular Emphasis and the “”2+4=Service on Common Ground”” initiative

The mission of the Liberal Arts program at University of Hawaiʻi Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC) to provide broad-based, integrated, cross-curricular general education courses for students who transfer to four-year institutions or embark on career paths, and instill a desire for life-long learning and personal development. In pursuit of this mission, KCC Provost Dr. John Morton engages in numerous campus-community partnerships and builds leadership collaborations with University of Hawai i (UH) Senior Vice-President and Community College Chancellor, Dr. Joyce Tsunoda, Dean of the UH College of Social Science, Dr. Dick Dubanoski, and UH President, Dr. Kenneth Mortimer. In addition, Dr. Morton has…

Regional Ecosystem Applied Learning Corps

The Regional Ecosystem Applied Learning Corps is a collaborative program between Southern Oregon University, The Rogue River National Forest, the City of Ashland, and twelve other land management and community organizations. The program intergrates an academic and applied learning curriculum allowing REAL Corps members to gain a comprehensive understanding of public land management policies and practices, knowledge of social and ecological issues and gain practical experience through accomplishment of projects benefiting public lands, the surrounding communities, and enviroment. Website

Sustainable Design Field Camp

SYLLABUS CGN 4931 Sustainable Design Field Camp (Special Topics Course) OR EEL 4903 Sustainable Design Field Camp (Cross-listed) (Summer C 2012) Course Lectures: 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, and 7/10 for 2 hours in evening Field Dates: July 16 to July 31 Maximum Number of Students: 16 Instructors: Dr. Christopher J. Brown, Cell Telephone: (904) 742-0191 Dr. Alan Harris, Cell Telephone: (405) 818-9909 Dr. John Nuszkowski, Telephone: (904) 620-1683 Office: CCEC, Rooms 2100 & 3122 Email: christopher.j.brown@unf.edu; alan.harris@unf.edu; john.nuszkowski@unf.edu Class Hours: Weekly 2 hour seminar and 6 field trips Office Hours: TBA I. TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER READINGS Required: Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for…

Green Urbanism and Urban Gardening

Course Description and Goals: The block of courses is about doing something about the environmental issues we face – a task that, of course, will require research, analysis, organization, and writing, but that must also result in practical action.  The goals of the course are to encourage you to become an active citizen in your own educational process and our wider community; to learn about, analyze, critique, and apply some of the historical and contemporary interdisciplinary thinking regarding green urbanism and urban gardening to a particular community project; to immerse yourself in one local attempt to bring Cincinnati closer to…

Roles of Watershed Councils in Improving Water Quality in American Heritage Rivers

  ES192 Spring 2003 Roles of Watershed Councils in Improving Water Quality in American Heritage Rivers The purpose of this class is to provide experience in cooperative problem-solving efforts to address a current environmental issue. We have found this service learning approach to be a helpful preparation for the independent research you will undertake for your senior thesis and for the kind of work many of our graduates do. In 1999, the RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) began to decentralize some of its environmental protection efforts to the watershed level. This effort has been encouraged nationally by the US…

Environmental Politics

Political Science 326 Environmental Politics Ecological Ethics/Activism/Justice University of Hawai’i West 0ahu Instructor: Joshua Cooper Classes: Thursday 7:00 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. or upon appointment Office Phone Number: 984 3331 Email: Joshua@hawaii.edu “Only when the last tree has died and the last river poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” -Cree Elder “This we know. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites family. All things are connected. Whatever…

Living on Spaceship Earth: Environmental Issues and Their Literary Portrayals

  Donald Stearns, Ph.D. and Kim Worthy, Ph.D. FIRST YEAR LEARNING COMMUNITY K: LIVING ON SPACESHIP EARTH: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THEIR LITERARY PORTRAYALS Instructors: Donald Stearns, Ph.D., Megerle Science Building, Room 413 Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm; Wednesdays, 5:00 7:00 pm and by appointment Office Phone: Ext. 3197 on campus; (718) 390 3197 off campus Home Phone: (856) 667-0486 Email: dstearns@wagner.edu Course Description: This course focuses on development of college level communication skills through reading, writing, discussions, and presentations stemming from issues raised in the learning community. Specific course objectives: To respond originally and lucidly to a series of reading…

Web-GIS and Environmental Justice

This is the second GIS Applications workshop that is focused on the theme of Environmental Justice and GIS. It is intended to provide a forum where students can share their portable technical skills with community groups that bring place-based knowledge to a project. The cooperation between Cornell CRP and the Community University Consortium for Regional Environmental Justice is unprecedented. This workshop reflects two agendas: 1) identifying and developing strategies for planners and technology to assist community-based organizations in their day to day struggles for environmental and economic justice, and 2) the need to produce a system of web-pages that presents…

Applied Watershed Systems Restoration – Service Learning

Watershed Restoration in the Schools and CommunityWinter/Spring 2000 Semester Students with disabilities who may need accommodations please see me as soon as possible during office hours or by appointment. ESSP/SL MLO #11: Students must be able to share the relevance and importance of science with the culturally, linguistically, technologically, and economically diverse populations of our regional, national, and global communities. Students must be able to combine their ESSP discipline based knowledge with community experiences resulting in a new knowledge brought about by attention to the issues of social responsibility, justice, diversity, and compassion. Core Course Questions:1. How does participation in…

Field Botany

*Note: If class participants agree, the hours of some field trips may be extended to allow for travel time. In addition, an all day field trip is planned for Friday, June 6. MOST CLASS MEETINGS WILL INVOLVE FIELD TRIPS AND WE WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CLASS. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT SO WE DON’T WASTE TIME WAITING FOR YOU! PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE CLASSROOM AT LEAST FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO STARTING TIME. YOUR GRADE WILL BE COMPROMISED IF YOU MISS CLASS, PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE!!!! Texts: 1. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, by Lawrence…

Freshwater Ecology/Limnology

Course Number: BI 3184 F99Credits: 4SC 4; see schedule at officePrerequisites: BI 1014 and BI 1024 or BI 1114 and BI 1124 and either BI 2004 or GL 1023Class Hours: 3 hours lecture and one 3 hour laboratory weeklylecture: 1530-1645 hrs T R ES/KH 14 *laboratory A: 1430-1720 hrs M ES/KH 14laboratory B: 1230-1520 hrs R ES/KH 14Semester Offered: FallService Learning: Included in context of class responsibilities plus additional work Course Description:Freshwater ecology/limnology entails the study of aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. Lotic and lentic waters will be characterized and contrasted. The physical,…

Land and Water Law

This course is designed for students preparing for careers in natural resource management. Students who successfully complete this course will have a better understanding of the legal and policy contexts in which natural resource managers function. The course is organized around the following five learning outcomes. A. Knowledge outcomes. Students will demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of: Outcome 1 – American property law with particular focus on water and land use regulation; Outcome 2 – Legal approaches to conserving private lands; Outcome 3 – Policy dilemmas facing federal land managers. B. Skills outcomes. Students will practice and demonstrate abilities to…

Community and Environmental Compatibilityin the York River Watershed York, Maine :A Service Learning Program

This course is listed as: Sociology 300, LSC 495 Human communities and the environment are increasingly endangered in today’s society. Pressures for economic growth, the world economy, and the expansion of state and national regulations have decreased local control and have heightened the strains on the environment. This Project draws on the combined resources of the students of the University of New England (UNE) Departments of Life Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Community of York to develop the foundations for assessing the human impact on the York River Watershed in York. It will involve community officials and…

Comparative Public Health & Environmental Policy

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course will begin with a comparative review of Mexican and United States history and government, followed by study of selected health and environmental problems along the border of the United States and Mexico. Next we will study the public policies designed to address those problems. After two weeks of intensive classroom study, students will travel to the border to observe conditions and to study and undertake a service-research project related to environmental-health issues. The service project will allow students to utilize public health and environmental skills to assist low income populations in the border region, and thus…

Environmental Problem-Solving and Consulting

I. CONTEXT In ENVS 204, you go beyond identifying environmental problems to actually focusing on solutions. This takes two forms: (1) Who: becoming familiar with, learning from, and celebrating individuals and groups who have themselves achieved success at solving environmental problems, and who are thus role models or examples for others to follow or emulate, and (2) How: as part of a 3-5 person interdisciplinary consulting group/team/task force, applying problem-solving skills to real-world environmental problems and thereby helping a real client in need. College seniors examining global environmental issues are often overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems and feel…

Neighborhoods and Watersheds

General Course Objectives: To provide students an opportunity to increase their understanding of important issues confronting the vitality and health of watersheds in urban environments. To provide students an opportunity to increase their understanding of principles of citizen involvement and public stewardship of natural resources in an urban environment. To apply the knowledge of natural resources and the principles of stewardship in assisting neighborhoods to effectively participate in the protection and enhancement of their watersheds. To disseminate the knowledge and experience gained over the course of the project. Through reflection and critical analysis, evaluate the learning and project experiences and…