CAPSTONE: INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURAL RESOURCES

ENTO/FREC 467 - SPRING 2001, MW 4:40 - 5:55 PM, TNS 002

Instructors:

Dr. Dewey M. Caron

Office Hours:

MW 8:30 - 12:00 AM

 

Office: Townsend Hall Rm 250

 

Anytime in office

 

email: dmcaron@udel.edu

 Tel: 831-8883

 

 

Dr. Steven Hastings

 

Generally in M-F 8:30-4:00 

 

Office: Townsend Hall Rm 209

 

 Call or email for appointment

 

Email:Hastings@udel.edu

 Tel: 831-1318

 

website http://udel.edu/~dmcaron/ento467


CLASS SCHEDULE and COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

  DATE

 

TOPIC

Assignment 

February

5

PBL organization

PBL mimeos 

 

7

PBL discussion "What I hope to gain from course"

Collaboration Part 1- Chap 1,2 & 3 

 

12

Collaboration Part 1 discussion

Collaboration Part 2

 

14

Collaboration assignment "What topic do we do?"

 

 

19

Work on 1st paper collaboration discussion

Prot DE Nat Heritage

 

20

Building Support Conference

 

 

21

Making sense of Protecting Del Nat Hertiage

 

 

26 & 28

White Clay Creek How can biodiversity be incorporated into collaboration momentum? 

Scenic river draft

 March

5

NO CLASS

 

 

7

 White Clay Creek group oral discussion

 

 

12 & 14

Discussion on what is not known of White Clay Creek biodiversity (biologically and by the public)

 

 

19

Discussion of how to survey/lessen threats to watershed

 

 

21

What will be focus after spring break?

 

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed coverage Feb 5 to spring break

 

Feb 5 & 7

 

First topic - PBL: What is it and how is it relevant?

 

Feb 5 Short introduction (Caron) + readings from About teaching handout + assignment of a question to be discussed on Feb 7 "Why is a course on a "real World" problem (collaborative effort leading to White Clay Creek being designated a Wild and Scenic River)and group activity relevant to my continued education?" The discussion on the 7th will be "practice graded" by students.

 

 

 

Feb 12 & 14

 

Second Topic - Collaboration

 

Feb 12 Short Introduction to Making Collaboration Work textbook (Caron) then discussion on Part 1 (assigned Feb 7 to be read for the 12th) with individual grading for their participation/involvement. Part 2 assigned on Feb 12 for discussion of "What do we need to do next in textbook?" Individual written assignments given on the 14th (Written assignment due on 21st) + Free copy of Protecting Delaware Natural Heritage (report + executive summary) to be distributed and assignment given to each student of "Become familiar with report by Feb 19"

 

 

 

Feb 19 & 21

 

Main topic - Biodiversity

 

Feb 19 A discussion (not graded) on their written assignment from Collaboration textbook to help focus on first written assignment (due 21st). + Introduction to Protecting Delaware Natural Heritage (Caron or outside guest??). + assignment for discussion on Feb 21. How does the Making Collaboration Work textbook integrate with the report Protecting Delawares's Natural Heritage? Discussion not graded. Assignment to find out general information about White Clay Creek.

 

 

 

Feb 26 & 28 NOTE: I cannot be in class 28th)

 

Main topic - Biodiversity of White Clay Creek watershed

 

Feb 26 Discussion (ungraded) of how to incorporate collaboration + Protecting DE Natural Heritage report into a group discussion and a written assignment (group not individual) on focus question "How can biodiversity be incorporated into collaborative momentum achieved in securing Wild and Scenic River status for improvement of the White Clay Creek watershed?" Feb 28 Outside speaker + continued discussion and assignment of individual responsibility for discussion/report (discussion on March 7 written report due March 14).

 

 

 

March 5 & & Continuation of above

 

March 5 Preparation for group presentation. March 7 Group presentation (graded) on Biodiversity of White Clay Creek watershed and how Collaboration textbook and Protecting DE Natural Heritage relate (question above).

 

 

 

March 12 & 14 Continuation of above

 

March 12 Class opportunity to polish the group written presentation on Biodiversity (based on their oral presentation of March 7 due for group grade March 14). Discussion on "What do we (including the general public) not know about White Clay Creek biodiversity and how should we find it out?"

 

 

 

March 19 & 21 - Topic follow-up Threats to Biodiversity

 

March 19 Continued discussion of threats to biodiversity that might include sampling (to better know what is present), deer/geese management, put-and-take fishing or other threats. Development of a recmmendation for gathering further information on White Clay Creek watershed biodiversity with focus on how much the public knows about the watershed as important to future health/development of the watershed and/or how threats might be better addressed (Group to better define the focus question) Will be individually graded on participation. March 21 focus discussion on what do we do after spring break (Note we have resource management and Management and Collaboration as general topics.)

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

NOTE April 4 (Wed after break) and Monday April 23 I cannot be in class)

 

CLASS SCHEDULE and COURSE ASSIGNMENTS ... con't


  April

2

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

30

 

 

May

2

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

16

Class presentation and last Essay Due

 

 

  21

FINAL EXAM

 

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Resources

Making Collaboration Work by Wondolleck & Yaffee

Protecting Delaware's Natural Heritage by Environmental Law Institute

Problem-Based Leaning reprints from About Teaching

White Clay Creek & Its Tributaries U.S. Dept Interior draft report

Appropriate information sources developed by class


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