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Visitors to this homepage can learn about the Earth Island Institute and its mission, origins, and purpose. Materials include summaries of projects designed to promote conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth, a biography of the organization's founder, news articles, and information for people who wish to become involved in conservation or outreach efforts. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Ecology, Policy issues
 
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This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses a mock trial in which undergraduates serve as expert witnesses and law students serve as their attorneys. The article identifies the trial as an effective vehicle for developing quantitative skills and enhancing written and oral communication skills. The course discussed is unabashedly about applying scientific principles to solve real-world problems. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Policy issues
 
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Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) is an environmental action organization. They use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. On their homepage, users may access a wide variety of information including topic home pages (such as clean air, ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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The Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing making it a good source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Worldwatch's work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society - and how to achieve it. From their homepage, users can follow ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This website summarizes the outcomes and papers presented at the December 1995 Kyoto Conference. The Conference discussed Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security. This page includes the Kyoto declaration and plan of action as well as executive summaries presented at the conference. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Biological oceanography, Policy issues
 
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This Starting Point webpage is a summary of a role-playing resource called Worldwatcher Project: Global Warming Project. In this exercise, students role-play advisors to various heads of state on the subject of global warming. The web site offers a short curriculum to help the students become experts on global warming. It offers lab activities, computer visualizations (using free WorldWatcher software), ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology, Policy issues
 
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The National Geographic Society's global energy debate lesson plan explores the controversial issues surrounding the energy debate in the United States. Students will research recent initiatives being taken in this area and analyze their implications. They will then assume the roles of pivotal stakeholders in this debate and testify to a mock congressional committee responsible for making decisions ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This lesson familiarizes students with the different types of transnational pollution, and gives them an opportunity to role-play in a hypothetical case of transnational pollution involving the Danube River. The major goal of this activity is to show students that an incident in one nation may well have serious environmental consequences for other nations. Additionally, it will give students an opportunity ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This site from SERC features Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) warm up questions about health in Africa. The questions examine the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of using handheld medical technology in Africa and whether or not the use of such technology should continue to be explored and developed. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Policy issues
 
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This online book uses five case studies to investigate whether environmental degradation is worse in poor and minority communities, and if these communities suffer more adverse health effects as a result. The book makes recommendations to decisionmakers in the areas of public health, research, and education of health professionals, and outlines health policy considerations. It is available online ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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