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Screenshot for NCSR: Town Meeting - An Approach to Exploring Environmental Issues
This module uses a "town Meeting" teaching method and a case study to evaluate complex environmental issues. The case study used is the Klamath Basin, Oregon situation where endangered species management, dwindling water supplies, and drought have impacted the local agricultural community. "The town...
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Forest Regeneration is a field-based laboratory "that evaluates tree seedling growth and mortality and stand development as part of a reforestation project. This long-term project requires students to apply skills that are commonly used in forest management. The activity also incorporates an...
Screenshot for NCSR: Evaluation of Media Coverage of an Environmental Issue
This module helps students practice and gain skills in "evaluating claims made in written accounts of environmental issues." Students evaluate an article on a current environmental topic using the following questions: "What do we accept as evidence? What is the source of the evidence? What is the...
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Module Description: This module examines the impact of non-point sources of pollution on watersheds through multiple classroom sessions, a laboratory, and field-based experience. The module is composed of the following instructional sessions: (1) A preparatory activity in which students use remote...
Screenshot for NCSR: Willamette Valley Land Use Change
Module Description: This module uses aerial photographs to evaluate land use change at the local level and illustrate changes of a landscape over a long period of time. This module expands on an existing laboratory in Environmental Science III, pp.115-126 - The Use of Aerial Photography to...
Screenshot for Community as a Context for Learning
This 252-page manual is provided by the Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources and is part of a series on community-based education. This manual includes lessons, tools, resources, and forms that will provide guidance to assist educators and students with conducting community-based projects. The...
Screenshot for Community-Based Natural Resource Activities for Biology
This 112-page manual is provided by the Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources and is part of a series on community-based education. This manual provides lessons, tools, and resources to connect students with communities. The manual is divided into ten sections: Acknowledgement, Introduction,...
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This 137-page report documents activities of the Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources and focuses on new directions NCSR partners are taking in creating educational programs to meet the needs of the twenty-first century natural resource technology workforce. The report includes a table of...
Screenshot for NCSR: Educator's Guide to American Indian Perspectives in Natural Resources
This 231-page guide addresses issues, attitudes, and practices of our Native American Indian society relative to environmental and natural resources topics. The guide poses a series of questions developed by teachers on key topics whose answers are designed to help non-Native Americans in teaching...
Screenshot for NCSR: Human Impacts
Module Description: This module is intended to help students understand human impacts on the environment. The module includes four components: One Planet Many People - Atlas of Our Changing Environment, Ecological Footprint Analysis, A description of other sources of remote sensing imagery and...
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