Breakout session II: Exemplary approaches to offering environmental studies programs

Breakout session II
Exemplary approaches to offering environmental studies programs
Saturday, September 20, 2003
3:15 - 4:45 pm

Abstract:
Four workshops in this breakout session focus on exemplary approaches to offering environmental studies programs that use water as the unifying theme. Again, these are hands-on opportunities to explore and engage in some creative initiatives in education in environmental research and education. The fourth provides an administrative perspective.

  • Long-term field site analysis for studying ecosystem level processes
    Facilitator:
    Randy Fuller, Director of Environmental Studies Program- Colgate University

  • Using science controversies in the K-16 classroom to foster public participation in science and technology for a sustainable future: A case study using water
    Facilitator:
    Joan Marie, Science & Technology Studies- Center for Interdisciplinary Studies- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Earth as a planetary system - the formation, and sustaining of life and sources of water in the solar system
    Facilitator:
    Bryan Penprase, Associate Professor of Physics- Pomona College

  • Innovations in introductory courses to serve environmental science majors
    Facilitator:
    Eileen Cashman, Assistant Professor, Environmental Resources Engineering- Humboldt State University