Patty Born Selly
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.
Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Science
VanNyhuis, Lee, "Can Creating An Activity Guide On Soil Health Improve Environmental Awareness And Foster Agricultural Sustainability" (2017). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 125.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations