Town Meeting: An Approach to Exploring Environmental Issues
|This module introduces the "town meeting" format as a new teaching method for evaluation of a complex environmental issue. The case study that is used to illustrate the method is the Klamath Basin, Oregon situation where dwindling water supplies, drought, and endangered species management have resulted in impacts on the local agricultural community. Any local, regional or international issue could be examined in the same manner. Various stakeholders in the issue are identified and students are asked to research and represent the viewpoints of their chosen stakeholder at a "town meeting" that is moderated by the instructor.|
Upon completion of this module students should be able to:
Updated January 2008.