I’ve never enjoyed the sight of a stack of unclaimed papers on my desk–or the feeling that I could provide no better venue for student scholarship. In my classes, then, I seek to build assignments wherein students can produce work for a wider and more public audience. Below, I share some of that work from over the years.
— Students from “Environmental Humanities” created websites on ideas of nature. Here are a few that stood out:
- “Nuclear Energy” by Tor Kedaits
- “The Ethical Dilemma of Hunting” by Katie Dwyer
- “Invasive Species” by Sebastiaan Blickman
- “Tsunami” by Sharmen Hettipola
- “Environmental Injustice” by Jessica Minderjahn
- “Pollution” by Cat Orientale
— Students from “American Environmental History” wrote “Place Papers,” in the fashion of William Cronon’s assignment:
- Shane Kiefer, “Alvira: A Town Destroyed, A Landscape Forever Altered,” (Fall 2013)
- Bryan P. Wills, “Silent Docks,” (Spring 2014)
— In May 2014, my History of Ecology class updated more than 20 articles on Wikipedia and wrote a handful of new entries as well.