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The Gulf Oil Spill: Economics and Policy Issues

A case study by Brian Roach, Jonathan M. Harris and Adrian Williamson, of Tufts University, of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and the environmental, economic, and policy issues associated with the spill. Discussion questions are provided. Read More

Using GPS and Smart Phones to Create a Worldwide Laboratory: Free Online Course

Explore the fundamentals of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and how it works by conducting “backyard” laboratory experiments on your own mobile device. Learn the basics of satellite navigation and witness the power of a network with planet-wide coverage. Gain a deeper understanding of GPS and its role in our lives, while interacting with a worldwide community of learners and backyard scientists. Read More

Earth Times

The Earth Times is a fast-developing online newspaper and news resource that brings its readers up-to-date information on environmental issues throughout the world. Whenever an environmental story breaks, you will find coverage in The Earth Times. Read More

On the Environment: A Podcast Series From the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy

On the Environment is a podcast series hosted by Center staff and students to better document the visits from visionaries in the field and to invite the larger community into the conversation about key issues in environmental science, law and policy making. Read More

High-Adventure Science

High-Adventure Science Investigations are online, multi-activity interactive lessons based around an unanswered question in Earth and Space Science. Each investigation includes real-world data, interactive models, a video of a scientist working in the field, and a series of “certainty-explanation” item sets designed to help students craft cogent scientific arguments based on the evidence. All materials are free and open-source! High-Adventure Science lets students explore frontier science in the middle- and high-school classroom Read More

BSCS: A Science Education Curriculum Study

BSCS offers a variety of resources for the grades K–college science educator. From handbooks to online professional development, we have tools you can use to improve your inquiry-based science education classroom. Read More

Evolution and Medicine (NIH Curriculum Supplement)

Students explore evolutionary principles and learn how evolution informs human health, biomedical problems, and disease treatment. The supplement contains two weeks of lessons that are easily integrated into your curriculum and are aligned to national and state standards. Read More

Doing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry (NIH Curriculum Supplement Series)

Grades 7- 8: Students explore the basics of scientific inquiry, refine their critical-thinking skills, and appreciate the purpose of scientific research. Read More

The Turn from Reactive to Responsive Environmentalism: The Wilderness Debate, Relational Metaphors, and the Eco-Phenomenology of Response

A shift is occurring in environmentalism to a post-metaphysical understanding of the human relationship to nature. Stemming from developments within the wilderness debate, ecofeminism, and eco-phenomenology, the old dichotomy between John Muir’s tradition of privileging nature and Gifford Pinchot’s tradition of privileging society is giving way to a relational paradigm that privileges neither. The starting point for this involves articulating the ontology of relationship anew. Insofar as the dominant metaphors of nature and their complimentary narratives present a choice between the agency of the human or the natural worlds, they encourage one-sided or “reactive” relationships to the world. By contrast, developments sensitive to the mutual agency between them encourage “responsive” relationships. The relational metaphors of “partnership” (Merchant) and “dialogue” (Plumwood) are prominent examples. The idea of “nonhuman agency,” however, is counter-intuitive and problematic. The works of Buber, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty suggest a model of “mutual response” rather than “mutual agency.” Read More

Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (ASEE)

The Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) is the first operating center of the National Academy of Engineering. We are dedicated to achieving excellence in engineering education, education that is effective, engaged, and efficient. As a reflection of our on-going research and implementation activities, these pages will be dynamic and frequently updated. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu