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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.
    Resource Group TIEE
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    Primary or BEN resource type
    Secondary resource type
    General Biology Core Concepts
    Discipline Specific Core Concepts
    Life science discipline (subject)
    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.
    Primary Author Controlled Name
    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. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology
    (TIEE) is a project of the Committee on Diversity and Education of the Ecological
    Society of America (
    Date Of Record Submission 2017-11-27

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