Environmental Ethics for Upward Bound Math-Science Program

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dc.contributor.author Denney, Anne
dc.contributor.author Wigfall, LaBarbara James
dc.contributor.author Lester, Erica
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-10T15:49:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-10T15:49:16Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-10T15:49:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2998
dc.description.abstract Professor Wigfall developed an environmental science experience for Upward Bound students between 7th and 12th grade from Topeka, KS. This summer 6- week course required students to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and man-made, and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. KSU partnered with the students who explored six themes through class assignments, video, internet searches, field trips to Konza Prairie, student farm/ Derby Composting project, greenhouses, and herbarium. The course included: 1) weekly service at the KSU recycling center; 2) daily accounting of personal waste and recycling; 3) maintenance of their terrariums made from recycled bottles; 4) composting and planting; 5) reuse of liquor bottles discarded by local bars; and 6) measuring of creek flow on the prairie. Students extended their recycling projects to their families in Topeka on the weekends in order to raise awareness. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en_US
dc.title Environmental Ethics for Upward Bound Math-Science Program en_US
dc.type Poster en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.description.conference 2010 Sustainability Conference, Kansans Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, January 29-30, 2010 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid amdenney en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid lbjw en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ejl244 en_US

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