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The Anacostia River: A socio-environmental perspective

    In two 4-6 week modules (case studies) students explore the influences of urban practices on the ecosystem health of the Chesapeake Bay. A field trip to the Anacostia River helps introduce the case study. In a jigsaw design, students first act as expert groups or stakeholders and then are assigned into different mixed 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.
    Resource Group TIEE
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    General Biology Core Concepts
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    General Biology Competencies
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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, twosessions served as an introduction to economic tools and concepts, and two sessions were an introduction to ecology
    Primary Author Controlled Name
    Primary Author Affiliation Department 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 Caroline M. Solomon and Khadijat Rashid. 3 March 2017, posting date. The Anacostia River: A socio-environmental perspective Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 12: Practice #3 [online].
    Date Of Record Submission 2017-11-27

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