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Understanding Causes of Reservoir Water Quality Deterioration Using Socio-environmental Synthesis Approach

    In this seven-week module, students explore the focal question: what are the major socio-environmental and biophysical factors causing deterioration of water quality in the Liberty Reservoir (primary source of drinking water for Baltimore). Students first generate a list of what they would need to know to answer the focal question and then produce pre-systems map in their assigned ‘expert’ groups (land use, climate change, policy/politics and social). Students from each ‘expert’ group mix to form ‘synthesis’ groups and then produce post-systems map and final report. This two-level Jigsaw method entails distilling and integrating data and ideas
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    Resource Group TIEE
    Resource Group Link https://ecoed.esa.org/index.php?P=SearchResults&F46=TIEE
    Primary or BEN resource type
    Secondary resource type
    General Biology Core Concepts
    Discipline Specific Core Concepts
    Life science discipline (subject)
    Keywords watershed, reservoir, abiotic factors, ecosystems, human impacts, land use, water, water quality, drinking water
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    Educational Language
    Pedagogical Use Description In order to provide access to data and information, a computer lab is used for the implementation of this module.
    Primary Author Controlled Name
    Primary Author Affiliation Department of Natural Sciences, Coppin State University
    Primary Author email MJiru@Coppin.edu
    Rights Mintesinot Jiru. 2 March 2017, posting date. Understanding Causes of Reservoir Water Quality Deterioration Using Socio-environmental Synthesis Approach Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 12: Practice #1 [online]. http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v12/issues/jiru/abstract.html
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    Date Of Record Submission 2017-11-15

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