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View Resource A Community & Strip Mining Lesson Plan

This lesson plan on strip mining from AgrowKnowledge uses the example of a community that has been impacted by the effects of absentee landownership, extractive industry and corrupt government and regulatory agencies. It particularly focuses on the topic of absentee landownership through several discussion questions. Suggestions for further research are also included.

View Resource Water Use: Tragedy in the Owens River Valley

These lessons help students develop a better understanding of the importance of well-managed water use while exploring the concepts of a watershed, land use, aquifers, and water engineering. The material focuses on the historical water use decision affecting the Owens River Valley in California. Materials lists, procedures, assessment recommendations, and extension ideas are provided. Links to...

View Resource National Public Lands Day

Sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day (NPLD) was started in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Today, over 150,000 volunteers take part every year at over 2,000 locations across the United States. The idea for such a day came from the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and on this site, visitors can learn about NPLD...

View Resource Brooker Creek Watershed

This case study about the environmental challenges facing a watershed in Florida can serve as a model for a watershed module. The study covers all aspects of the watershed, including its geography and hydrology, land use and population, plants and animals, as well as challenges to the quality of the watershed now appearing due to development and use of water from the watershed's streams and...

View Resource Impacts of Resource Development on Native American Lands

When development occurs on Native American lands, there are many interested parties. They include government agencies, non-governmental organizations, human rights groups, and the tribal governments themselves. This is an excellent collection of case studies that have addressed development issues on such lands and it is offered courtesy of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton...

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