Earth System Environmental Literacy
- Ecosystem services
benefits provided by natural systems that do not necessarily require significant financial maintenance including fresh water, clean air, pollinators, soil aeration, biodiversity, and many others. In accounting, balance sheets often overlook these free services provided by Mother Nature.
- Finite resources
in sustainability education, this involves those natural resources on planet Earth that require careful allocation into the future, such as fresh water, oil, and many others.
acronym for a long-term environmental monitoring program funded by Congress and mandated to include both research and education components, entitled “National Ecological Observatory Network.”
the art, science, or profession of teaching and, subsequently, the process of implementing assessments or outcomes as part of educational research in order to improve teaching.
acronym describing the major science subjects for education advancement, which include “science,...
- 1.Brewer CA, Smith D (eds) (2010) Vision and change in undergraduate education: a call to action. American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Washington DC, 79 ppGoogle Scholar
- 2.Pooley E (2010) The climate war. Harper Collins, New YorkGoogle Scholar
- 3.Braasch G (2007) Earth under fire. University of California Press, Berkeley, 286 ppGoogle Scholar
- 4.Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) (2007) Developing and sustaining a research-supportive curriculum: a compendium of successful practices. CUR, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 5.National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (2008). Rising above the gathering storm. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 6.National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (2010) Rising above the gathering storm, revisited: rapidly approaching category 5. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 7.National Research Council (NRC) (1996) National science education standards. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 8.National Research Council (NRC) (1997) Science teaching reconsidered: a handbook. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 9.National Research Council (NRC) (1999) Transforming undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 10.National Research Council (NRC) (2010) Research at the intersection of the physical and life sciences. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 11.National Research Council (NRC) (2010) Synthetic biology – building a nation’s inspiration: interdisciplinary research team summaries. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 12.National Research Council (NRC) (2010c) Expanding underrepresented minority participation: America’s science and technology talent at the crossroads. Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 13.National Science Foundation (NSF) (1996) Shaping the future: new expectations for undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. NSF, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 14.National Science Foundation (2009) Advisory committee for environmental education and research. NSF, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 15.Louv R (2006) Last child in the woods – saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. Algonquin Press, Chapel HillGoogle Scholar
- 16.Lowman MD, Burgess E, Burgess J (2006) It’s a jungle up there – more tales from the treetops. Yale University Press, New HavenGoogle Scholar
- 18.Leopold A (1049) A Sand County Almanac. Oxford University PressGoogle Scholar
- 24.Burgess E, Burgess J, Lowman MD, and thousands of Jason X school students (2003) Observations of a coleopteran herbivore on a bromeliad in the Peruvian Amazon. J Bromeliad Soc 53:221–224Google Scholar
- 25.National Research Council (2001) Grand challenges in environmental sciences. National Academies press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
- 27.National Research Council (2000) How people learn: brain, mind, experience, and school. National Academies Press, Washington DCGoogle Scholar