Content with Disciplines : Environmental Studies

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…

FOCUS (Fostering Our Community’s Understanding of Science): Service Learning Experience

OVERVIEW This course facilitates a partnership between area public schools and the University of Georgia. Students enrolled in this course will spend significant time in a local elementary school assisting a classroom teacher in science instruction. The course goals are as follows: Improve the science experiences and science content knowledge of elementary students in the UGA area through relevant and hands-on science instruction Increase awareness among elementary students about career opportunities related to the sciences Provide experiences for students and teachers that will bring about more positive attitudes about science Improve the content knowledge and confidence of local elementary teachers…

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…

Environmental Conservation Course

Students in G315 Environmental Conservation Course spend two Saturdays with the Nature Conservancy on site with a naturalist eliminating non-native species and planting native species. The naturalist is available for environmental questions while the students contribute maintaining the conservation areas.

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…

Fisheries Science and Techniques

Course Description: Fisheries Science and Techniques will offer experiences in fisheries stock management based on assessment of individual organisms and populations. Sampling techniques and gear employed in a variety of habitats will offer collecting and processing opportunities for several species of freshwater fishes. Limited experiences with marine fishes and invertebrates may be possible. These samplings of local fish stocks and other exemplary data sets will then be analyzed as appropriate for sex ratios, age and growth, population age structure, reproductive capacity and success, recruitment, food habits, migrations, population estimates, and other aspects of fishery science and management. Weekend day trips…

“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…