Fall 2007 not offered
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
This will be a service learning course with three parts: Students will learn about environmental threats to watersheds (wetlands and coastal areas) with a focus on the lower Connecticut River and adjacent Long Island Sound. They will work with conservation groups in eight towns to collect information about land use, particularly open space and add this to a GIS (Geographic information system) database. They will interview active and inactive members of conservation groups to determine what motivates people in conservation groups to contribute time and money to these organizations.
Effective Citizenship, Interpretation
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Students will produce an open space map in eight towns of the lower Connecticut River, which can be used to develop an integrated conservation plan. Collect non-GIS land data from towns to construct a regional GIS map, connecting potential open space areas and giving a presentation to the towns. Assess what motivates people to become active in town conservation issues and publishing the results. Give public presentation of their results. Develop strategies for effective advocacy.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed E&ES322, GIS.
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