Resource Portfolio

Taking Advantage of New Opportunities for Environmental Sciences
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
September 19 - 21, 2003

Co-sponsors:

Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 5, 2003

A. Project Kaleidoscope in the Work of Reform

  • PKAL Environmental Education Workshop - Brown University

  • PKAL Environmental Education Workshop - Biosphere 2

  • PKAL Environmental Education Workshop - University of Portland

  • Keck Consultations - Recommendations for Interdisciplinary/Environmental Programs

    • Empower Program Leaders and Faculty
      A public university in the south needed to reconfigure the environmental science program to create a more sustainable program. They requested advice on staffing, governance, and resource decisions.

    • Implementing Institution-wide Interdisciplinary Programs
      A few faculty from this urban state-funded university developed an integrated science and math curriculum, but the university wishes to scale-up this program beyond the original core of innovators. The consulting team was asked to identify strategies to help these faculty implement a university-wide program.

    • Interdisciplinary Programs Across Multiple Campuses
      At this community college in the southeast classes are distributed between distinct campuses. Success with a model project that integrated freshman level science and mathematics courses prompted the president to ask a team to help his faculty find ways to expand interdisciplinary opportunities to every campus.

B. Essays

C. National Organizations/Resources

D. Other Resources

  • Green Chemistry: Chemistry for the Long Run
    The University of Massachusetts, Boston
    This workshop was designed to introduce participants to the major concepts in green chemistry, and to consider ways in which green chemistry can be incorporated into the curriculum, either through existing courses or by developing new courses.

  • Multicultural Students At Sea Together
    Hampton University
    This is a multidisciplinary program designed for minority students to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Students live aboard a sailing vessel while conducting scientific studies of the marine environment.

  • 2000 National Assembly: Series B, Incorporating New Interdisciplinary Approaches
    Provides a brief description of green chemistry. It is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances; it is the most fundamental approach to pollution prevention.

  • Sustainability 101 - Using the Community as a Classroom, Colleges are Rewriting the Standards for Environmental Education
    Jennifer Bogo - Associate Editor of E Magazine
    An article that describes the new movement in environmental education: providing students with hands-on experiences. Students are "testing lead levels in local grade schools, transforming college land with native plants, and developing databases to track acid rain."

  • A Call for Systemic Change
    Ray Anderson, Chairman, Interface Flooring Systems, Inc.
    Plenary Lecture at the 3rd National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: “Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future”
    Sponsored by the National Council for Science and the Environment, January 31, 2003