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Environment and the Earth
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The Environment and the Earth class at the University of South Carolina participated in a campus environmental service-learning project where students collected data lighting, water fixtures, recycling bins, and trash in five academic buildings.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center. Based on Bixby et al. (2003), Ecology on Campus: Service Learning in Introductory Environmental Courses, Journal of College Science Teaching, v. 32, n.5, o, 327-331.
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11/09/2017
Freshwater Ecology/Limnology
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Students study aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. The course develops substantial quantities of data concerning the local watershed. This data is used by community partners in many contexts.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Course taught by Dave Potter, Unity College. Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center.
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11/09/2017
Marine Environmental Geology
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This course is an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and oceanography that affect the environment and marine resources. Service-learning is an essential component of how students learn about the earth. We deliver part of the content of this course by arranging for students to solve a problem with a local community partner.

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Oceanography
Life Science
Biology
Physics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Course taught by Prof. Ed Laine, Bowdoin College (edlaine@bowdoin.edu) and Cathryn Field, Lab Instructor (cfield@bowdoin.edu). Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center (ssavanic@carleton.edu).
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11/09/2017
Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace
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Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue.

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Education
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Activity/Lab
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Rebecca Teed
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Sarita Wetland Restoration
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The Sarita Wetland restoration on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is used as teaching tools by numerous classes. Students, staff and faculty have collaborated on the planning and implementation of the project. This example highlights the restoration process, and specifically references one of the classes, the Water Quality class.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu. Based on a Water Quality class taught by Jim Perry, University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Sustainable Campus Initiative, coordinated by Suzanne Savanick.
Date Added:
11/09/2017