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Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems
Can Plant-Based Meat Mitigate Climate Change?
Students will assess the nutritional value, economic success and environmental impact of plant-based meats – a current trend with roots in a movement that took off in the 1970s with the bestselling book “Diet for a Small Planet.
Ecology: The Yellowstone Wildfires of 1988
Students will learn how the Yellowstone fires of 1988 created a national controversy that challenged long-held assumptions about the role that fires should play in forestry policy.
The Roots of Recycling
Students will learn the story behind the recycling movement, explore different waste management strategies, and examine their own lunchroom garbage.
Unprepared: Lessons From Two Massive Oil Spills
Students will learn about the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater Horizon oil spills, as well as examining the long-term effects on ecosystems and coastal communities.