IAS News

IAS faculty present at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson, Martha Groom, and Rob Turner presented at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) on February 27. Their panel, "Progressive Paradise to Dystopian Persistence: Discussing the Goalposts of Sustainability with Students and Peers," explored how sustainability-oriented teaching has shifted over time. The panel discussed how projections of the future constructed with students and peers frame the challenge of sustainability, and how those changing projections influence both the methods for pursuing sustainability and our capacities to act.

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Rob Turner and Justin Felder work to return Kokanee salmon to local creeks

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The Lake Forest Park (LFP) Stewardship Foundation is partnering with IAS faculty member Rob Turner and Biology faculty member Jeff Jensen on the “Return Kokanee to Our Streams” project.  Turner has undertaken the testing of catch basin filters to determine their effectiveness in removing pollutants (heavy metals and polycarbons) in stormwater runoff from local roads.  Environmental Studies major Justin Felder is assisting Turner by taking samples and gathering data and has completed the project’s second scientific report. ...

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Rob Turner’s course activity recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner’s course activity "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the County Level: A Collaborative Term Project to Enhance Understanding of Climate Modeling and Quantitative Reasoning" has been recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers' On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activity program.  On the Cutting Edge supports excellence in geoscience education through faculty development workshops, web-based resource services and related activities. Over the past few years ...

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Rob Turner speaks about Promises to Keep: Environmental Racism

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner was honored to be an invited speaker on April 22 at the 6th Annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race sponsored by the Communities of Color Coalition.  The conference theme this year was Promises to Keep: Environmental Racism.  

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Teaching module developed by Rob Turner on Water, Agriculture and Sustainability published

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A teaching module developed by IAS faculty member Rob Turner and 3 colleagues from other institutions titled Water, Agriculture and Sustainability was published on the Science Education Research Center website on March 2nd. This module provides a framework for students to learn about how people interact with water, peer into our water future, and consider ways we might foster more sustainability in water management. The three year development ...

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