Content with Disciplines : Environmental Studies

“Interpreting the History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay”

Course Description:This is a 2-unit Service Learning option associated with ESSP 195: “Special Topics: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay”. Students will learn about Monterey Bay in the special topics course and will share their knowledge with K-12 grade children at local schools by participating in the Virtual Canyon Project. This project is an ongoing effort to develop an interactive, educational, web-site to help school children learn about Monterey Bay, its deep underwater canyon, and the research process through which scientists learn about the bay and its inhabitants. Students in this service learning class will team up with…

Environmental Studies/Geophysics: River Hydrology and Hydraulics

Fall 1999 Office Hours: MTW 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM (Please stop by with questions). Lecture (Bill 404): MWF 10:30 – 11:20 A.M. Lab (Bill 404): M 1:30 – 4:20 Text: Gordon, McMahon & Finlayson, 1992. Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists, John Wiley Catalogue Description: The development and evolution of natural channel systems will be investigated. Special emphasis on environmental river restoration and aquatic habitat. Topics include the physics of flowing water, sediment transport by rivers, flow and substrate characterization techniques and flood hydrology. Laboratory requires the students to jointly design a river restoration project for an environmentally degraded…