Wednesday, July 11, 2012 — The Green Ninja was featured in Scientific American’s “PsiVid: A Cross Section of Science on the Cyberscreen” blog today.

The blog’s author, Joanne Manaster, teaches an online Master of Science Teaching program to certified teachers with the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois and is helping to run a great new engineering camp for girls this summer. As I was perusing her website, Joanne Loves Science (which is packed with great resources for teachers), I noticed this new online course (or “MOOC“) for anyone interested in the current situation with our environment. From her web site:

Do you want to learn more about Environmental Science, in particular, Sustainability? The University of Illinois is offering a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) called Sustainability: a Global Introduction, starting August 27, running for 8 weeks, that will cover these topics:

Week 1: Introduction & Population pessimism vs. optimism: Demographics, neo-malthusians and the disappearance of the third world
Week 2: Ecosystems, Extinction & Tragedy of the Commons A theory that threatens to doom us all?
Week 3: Climate Change The climate of the near future: hot, hotter, or hottest?
Week 4: Energy What happens when we reach “Peak Oil” Renewable energy: is there enough to make the switch?
Week 5: Agriculture and Water Can we continue to increase food production – or have we reached the limit of what the land can support?
Week 6: Environmental Economics and Policy Can economists lead the way to sustainability?
Week 7: Measuring sustainability How do we know we’re making a difference?
Week 8: Ethics and Culture the long view

You can learn more about their free textbook, Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation HERE

Two big Green Ninja thumbs-up to Joanne Manaster and her fabulous educational programs!

–Julie Noblitt, Green Ninja Team


Comments on: "Scientific American blogs about the Green Ninja" (1)

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