2-week unit with activities for Biodiversity Unit within Introduction to Environmental Studies college class.
ENV 201: Introduction to Environmental Studies
Timeframe: 1 week of semester length class
Audience: college undergraduates
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Jan Wellik, EdD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Status of Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Preparation:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability are the heart of this course. The course serves as a core class in the Environmental Studies minor, but it is open to all majors and minors. It fulfills a Gen Ed course requirement. I focus on several main content areas for a breadth of experience related to global and local environmental issues: water, waste, biodiversity, consumerism, climate change and environmental art.
Evidence of Need:
With the transition to online learning, I have adapted my face to face class to online and hybrid flex learning. I wanted to add more multimedia dimensions to the course material.
Evidence of Success:
Upon completion of this Biodiversity unit within ENV 201, students will achieve the following learning objectives:
By studying your ecological footprint, identify and interpret how your own actions impact environmental issues related to biodiversity.
Actively participate in the class Eco Challenge and assess how your lifestyle choices impact biodiversity.
Action plan to revise, improve, or integrate inquiry-based environmental education:
In what ways will you address Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Standards Addressed?
ELS.C1.B: Sense of Place
ELS.EX5.A: Decision Making
ELS.EX5.C: Cultural Systems
ELS.EN7.A: Inquiry & Investigation
ELS.EN7.B: Design & Implementation
ELS.EN7.C: Evaluation & Reflection