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Webinar: Closing the Loop: Connecting Class to Campus Sustainability with Cases
February 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm ESTFree
This webinar will discuss how multimedia, case-based learning can be used to better engage and inform students regarding sustainability-related efforts on campus and create opportunities to build upon their projects over multiple semesters and cohorts. We consider three recent case studies involving the University of Michigan campus. One chronicles challenges to attaining zero waste goals for events in our Big Ten football stadium. One unpacks multi-stakeholder engagement behind installing urine-diverting toilets for fertilizer production for use in campus “pee-ony” gardens. And one leverages historical lessons about automotive and urban infrastructure design to inform a campus test course for driverless vehicles and transformed transportation. All three cases studies are available on Gala (learngala.com), a free and open-source multimedia platform for sustainability learning created by Michigan Sustainability Cases at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment & Sustainability. Join Meghan Wagner, Michigan Sustainability Cases Project Manager to explore how to activate case-based sustainability learning on your campus.
This webinar is part of a series of webinars on sustainability in the curriculum put on by SCC and AASHE.
Meg Czerwinski, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Meg Czerwinski is a registered nurse and PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her dissertation research explores the development of sustainability literacy in nurses. Her background includes training in art & design and environmental education, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration to organize a community-sustainability-solutions exchange at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon. She regularly contributes to It’s Hot in Here, the environmental radio show on WCBN Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan student-run station.
Meghan Wagner, Project Manager at Michigan Sustainability Cases, University of Michigan
Meghan Wagner is the project manager for Michigan Sustainability Cases at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability. She holds a PhD in earth and environmental sciences. Meghan has extensive experience in the education sector, ranging from primary classrooms in South Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, to GSI positions as a graduate student at the University of Michigan, to college classrooms as a lecturer at Washtenaw Community College.
Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor of Environment & Sustainability, University of Michigan
Rebecca Hardin is an Associate Professor at the School for Environment & Sustainability at the University of Michigan. She earned her PhD in anthropology at Yale, doing early field work in the Central African Republic after three years in the Peace Corps in the region. She has taught at the Sorbonne, The National Museum of Natural History in Paris, and at McGill University in Montreal where she retains collaborations with the Center for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA). She directs collaborations on www.learngala.com, an open access platform for integrating multimodal digital media, narrative, data visualization and translation of learning modules about sustainability.