Dear APECS Colleagues,
Wanted! Case Studies for Environmental Science research in the Yukon!
The Yukon College is currently developing an Environmental Science online course and is seeking input from researchers working in the Yukon on topics related to Environmental Science! This is an opportunity to highlight your Yukon-based research in a Yukon College online class room by either providing content for the course or through participation in an online-webinar during the course.
Background: The ENVS100 online course, a 100-level Environmental Science course, with a focus on community impacts will be offered online through Yukon College. Every second week of the course, a Case Study related to the weekly course theme will be presented to the students. This Case Study would be based in the North (ideally in the Yukon), can be conducted by communities, academics, government agencies, or private entities. Themes/topics of environmental science research can be focused on terrestrial, water (freshwater and marine), wildlife, contaminants or integrate one or more of these topics. Case studies should focus on ‘western science’ but can include traditional knowledge methods. Students enrolled in this course are not pursuing a science program but wish to learn more about the physical and biological processes that shape our environment. Students will thus appreciate high-level overviews of your important work, which introduce your subject of expertise and highlight the relevance of your research to them and their communities in an accessible way!
Ways you can contribute:
1. Provide content (to be readied by mid-June 2015)
a. You provide raw materials (and work with the instructor and YC staff on creating content)
b. You provide online content (with the aid from YC staff and instructor)
2. Participate in a webinar (dates TBD)
Length: the final content of each Case Study should be a maximum of 20 minutes in duration.
Types of material sought:
1. Voice over power point slides (or alike presentation platform)
2. Video explaining theory being applied in research (during field work / lab work / etc)
3. Online short-courses or virtual labs or demonstrations etc
4. Interactive online teaching tools or Social Media interactions
Themes / topics: Water, Terrestrial, Wildlife, and Contaminants
All contributions must be confirmed by May 15th 2015 to allow for timely inclusion in the course curriculum.
Note: You received this email as you have been identified as a leader or member of a relevant organization or research project. Should you or a member of your organization or project team not be able to contribute, we would appreciate if you could suggest colleagues that might be interested in contributing to us or pass this invitation on to a colleague on our behalf. Apologies for cross postings.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Nikolaus Gantner
500 College Drive, PO Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4 Canada
Phone: (250) 532 9780 (off campus)
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