Term

Fall 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Facilitator(s)

Patty Born Selly

Content Expert

Patrick Ryan

Abstract

The research question in this project was, can creating an activity guide on soil health improve environmental awareness and foster agricultural sustainability? This capstone discusses how healthy soils are important for sustaining agricultural productivity with shrinking farmland and a rising human population. It discusses how soils play a vital role in maintaining a healthy environment. This capstone also shows evidence that experiential learning using activity guides is an effective way of teaching environmental issues. The project developed with the capstone is called Soil Health Activity Guide: Black is the new Green. It was was modeled after the widely used environmental activity guides Project WILD and Project Learning Tree. The ten lessons in the activity guide cover the biological, chemical, and physical health of soils.

Project Type

Curriculum

Keywords

Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Science

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Education Commons

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