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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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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.
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Full Name of Primary Author Caroline M. Solomon
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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
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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 (
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 2017-11-27
Date Of Record Release 2018-01-19 19:41:15
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Date Last Modified 2018-07-18 09:44:47
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