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This is a completed Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). FMNs are sustained, immersive, community-based professional development opportunities for faculty. FMNs support the adaptation and implementation of materials and/or instructional approaches in their classrooms. Learn more about FMNs.

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Investigating socio-environmental issues with data

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Goals

  • Increase socio-environmental data shown in life science classrooms
  • Increase amount of data shown in biology classrooms
  • Form a community with these goals in mind
  • Educate faculty members on case studies
  • Educate faculty members on data skills resources

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Pipeline in Paradise

Johanna Delgado Acevedo

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: A Pipeline in Paradise, Part 1: Learning the Relevant Science v1.0

Student were introduce to Pipeline in Paradise case study, they we divided in groups based on domains and they provided a recommendation to landowners.
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07.17.2018
Students received a short introduction about the history of Marshall Islands. They watch the video and were assigned readings. Students had to write a letter to the author of the poem.
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07.17.2018
This data-driven ‘ferret reintroduction’ exercise, adapted from https://www.sesync.org/printpdf/2264, was developed for undergraduate students in an online non-majors biology course as a final small group project.
bioinformatics, proteins, genomics, NCBI, youtube, BLAST, BLASTP, PSI-BLAST, introductory, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Non-majors
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05.23.2018

Trinity-Marshall Island case

Mahshid Khavari

Version: 2.0

Trinity Washington University-Discovering Planet Earth (ENVS 101- An introductory science course designed for non-science majors, study "Marshall Island" case. Students are split into four groups and complete different assignments. 
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05.22.2018
Trinity Washington University-Discovering Planet Earth (ENVS 101- An introductory science course designed for non-science majors, study "A Pipeline in Paradise" case. Students were divided to four groups to study this case.
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05.22.2018
The case study Managing Prairie Dogs for Ferret Reintroduction was modified to be used in an online environment.
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05.15.2018
This data-driven endangered sea turtle exercise adapted from http://qubeshub.org was developed for undergraduate students in an online non-majors biology course as a final small group project.
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05.14.2018

Visualizing Global CO2 Emissions

Yen-Chu Weng

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Regulating Carbon Emissions v1.0

Using CO2 emissions data, students will learn how to visualize data with Tableau Public. The teaching materials are suitable for upper-level undergraduate courses on data analysis and research methods in Environmental Sciences and Studies.
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05.10.2018
The case study on sea turtles will allow students to think about field work and examine graphs to understand data. It will provide experience for non-majors environmental science classes to think about field work.
Selection, Resources @ SimBio, environmental gradients, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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05.08.2018
I incorporated fracking into the case study instead of just focusing on building a pipeline, which allowed us to discuss fracking with this case study.
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04.03.2018
Based on the sea turtle case, students will (1) work on a worksheet by analyzing existing survey data, (2) conduct a literature review of two relevant research, and (3) draft a proposal for a research project on sea turtle conservation at Palmyra.
quantitative, online, sea turtle conservation, OER, test, images, DataNuggets, literature review, Scientific Process, Statistics and Math, Scientific Methodology, Research methods, Proposal writing, Palmyra Atoll, introductory, Article, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Publication, Majors, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project
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03.23.2018