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The Chesapeake Bay & Poultry Farming: A socio-environmental perspective

Students will explore the influences of poultry farming on the ecosystem health of the Chesapeake Bay. A field trip to a poultry farm helps put the case study in
context. In a jigsaw design, students first act as expert groups or stakeholders and then are assigned into different synthesis groups. During each step of the process, students utilize social and natural science datasets and discuss their sources, intent, and purpose to create synthetic products aimed at achieving actionable science.
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General Biology Core Concepts
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Keywords aquatic ecology, estuaries, ecological economics, environmental justice, eutrophication, nitrogen cycle, nutrient loading, watershed, sustainability, waste management
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Pedagogical Use Description The module utilizes four to six weeks (10 class sessions) of the course.
Introduction to the topic leading up to the modules was six class sessions of which two were devoted to the concept of socio-environmental synthesis, two
sessions served as an introduction to economic tools and concepts, and two
sessions were an introduction to ecology.
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Primary Author Affiliation 1Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics, Gallaudet University
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Secondary Author Name(s) Khadijat Rashid
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) Department of Business, Gallaudet University
Rights TIEE, Volume 12 © 2017 - Caroline M. Solomon, Khadijat Rashid, and the Ecological Society of America - Copyright Statement
Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) is a project of the Committee on Diversity and Education of the Ecological Society of America.
This page was originally published on 3 March 2017 and was last revised 3 April 2017.
Date Of Record Submission 2017-11-27

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