Sp10.106.Project2EarthWeek

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Unformatted text preview: Project 2: Earth Week Exercise Geology/Geography 106 (30 pts) During the week of April 19-23, BC Campus will be celebrating Earth Week - a week of lectures and events centered on environmental and social issues facing society today. This year the main theme of the week is “Food, the Environment and You”, & several of the talks have ties-ins to common natural and anthropogenic disasters. Our class will be taking advantage of a couple of the guest lectures. Assignment: (1) Attend the following lectures during our normally scheduled class time (Meet in Room C130 both days.). For each lecture, you should complete the pre-reading assignment, and write 5 substantial questions that you have relating to that topic (general questions or specific ones related to your reading.) Bring the questions to the talk – I encourage you to ask at least one. You will be responsible for this information on the next exam. 4/19 Famine and Hunger Speaker from Hopelink - Hunger in Bellevue Readings: Wikipedia Famine Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famine Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food (USDA Report Summary) http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/AP/AP036/AP036_reportsummary.pdf 4/21 Global Climate Change Lisa Shaffer, Executive Director, Sustainability Solutions Institute, UC San Diego "Global weirding" - The real story of climate change Readings: Natural Hazards Text – Chapter 11, p. 357-78 (sections 11.3, 11.4., 11.5) (2) Attend one additional lecture or film during the week (see schedule attached) (3) On Tuesday, April 27, turn in the following: (A) The 5 questions that you came up with for each speaker our class attended (10 total questions). (B) A substantial written answer to at least one of your questions for each speaker (you may need to ask the speaker to get an answer). – Approximately 150-200 words each and cite any references you use other that the speaker. (C) A 300-400 word summary of the additional talk or film you attended. This can also include your impressions and/or opinions about the talk. The assignment should be typed – and to save paper I prefer single spacing and double sided printing. In addition, I set aside some time on the 27th for the class to share its impressions of the lectures. Earth Week Schedule of Events All of the events (lectures and films) will take place on BC’s main campus. Unless otherwise noted, lectures are 50 minutes and will take place in Room C130 (BC Cafeteria) and displays and demonstrations will be set up in the Student Union Building. More details at < http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/rv/earthweek/2010/schedule10.html>. Monday, April 19 • 9:30 - Ted Bernard, Professor, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University (author of Hope and Hard Times) - Communities of hope on an imperiled planet • 10:30 - Ivy Sager-Rosenthal, Campaign Director, Washington Toxics Coalition - You are what you eat, use, and wear: How toxic chemicals in everyday products contaminate our bodies and homes and what you can do about it • 11:30 - Mike Hanson, Botany Instructor, BC and Michael Meyer, English Instructor, BC - Reading food labels: Inert, inane and imperative ingredients • 12:30 - Andy McShea, Theo Chocolate - Better science through chocolate • 1:30 - Bellevue College Debate Club - "This house believes all food should be grown organically" • 2:30 - Film - The real dirt on Farmer John Tuesday, April 20 • 9:30 - Rod Agassiz, Faculty/Counselor, BC - Why be a vegetarian? • 10:30 - Barb Oswald, Disability Resource Center, BC - Food allergies, immune system responses, and treatment • 9:30-2:30 - "Meet Your Farmer" - BC Farmer's Market • 10:00-11:00- ELFCC Story Hour for Preschool Children (in C120) • 11:30 - Mark Storey, Philosophy Instructor, BC - Food and eastern philosophy • 12:30 - Speaker from Hopelink - Hunger in Bellevue • 2:30-4:30 - Film - Unnatural causes - Is inequity making us sick? (In sickness and in wealth, When the bough breaks, Place matters) Wednesday, April 21 • 8:30 - Teresa McClane-Jaswal, Assistant Director, BC Center for Career Connections, and Panel - Future of sustainable careers and jobs (Sponsored by the BC Center for Career Connections) • 10:30-2:30 - Green Products Fair (Cafeteria and C120) (Sponsored by the BC Interior Design Student Association) • 10:30 - Poetry Reading Hosted by Martha Silano, English Instructor, BC - Earth Verse: Poems of Praise, Poems of Peril • 11:30 - Langdon Cook, Wild Food Forager and Author of "Fat of the Land" - Wild foods of the Pacific Northwest: From woods to plate • 12:30 - Sue Miller, Biology Instructor, BC - Save the fish and eat them, too • 1:30 - Consul Takashi Kuchii, Japanese Consulate General's Office - National parks in Japan: Conservation differences in Japan and the US • 3:00-5:00 - Film - Food Inc. Thursday, April 22 - 40th Anniversary of Earth Day • 8:30 - Lisa Shaffer, Executive Director, Sustainability Solutions Institute, UC San Diego - Sustainability: Living as if the future matters • 9:30 - Lisa Stiffler, Researcher, Sightline Institute and former P-I Reporter - Curbing Puget Sound’s stormwater problems • 11:30 - Chris Dixon, Anthropology Instructor, BC - Food and the ancient Maya • 12:30-2:00 - Lisa Shaffer, Executive Director, Sustainability Solutions Institute, UC San Diego - "Global weirding" The real story of climate change • 2:30-4:30 - Film - Poisoned waters • 6:30 - Eric Corey Freed, Sustainable Urban Planer and Architect, Author of "Green Building for Dummies" - Organic architecture (Sponsored by the BC Interior Design Student Association) Friday, April 23 • 10:30 - Mike Hanson, Botany Instructor, BC and Michael Meyer, English Instructor, BC - Reading food labels: Inert, inane and imperative ingredients • 11:30 - Roshni Tewari, Biology Instructor, BC - Urban gardening 101 • 12:30-2:00 - Earth Week "Taste of BC" Community Potluck (in C120) (Co-sponsored by the BC Employee Pluralism Committee) • 12:30-2:30 - Film - The botany of desire Throughout the Week (see website): "Kitchen Swap", Displays and Information, Business Leadership Club/Student Science Association Heirloom Starts Sale, Hopelink Food Drive (all week), Poetry Contest ...
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