Friday, September 11, 2009

Developing a Sense of Place

Knowing that I have a rather limited readership (John, Dann, Kayla, Mitch, Peder...did I miss anyone?) I'm still thinking that you few might be the correct resource for this question. I'm teaching an Environmental Science class at the Red Lake Tribal College. Many of the students seem altogether too disconnected from their surroundings. I don't think this is unique at Red Lake. I think it is ubiquitous among college freshman. I would like to help them, through the class, develop a more complete sense of place. So, the question is: How?

Initially I had planned to develop a "Sense of Place Lab." I still might, but I don't feel like a single lab is going to have any real sort of impact. I'm thinking more along the lines of a semester long project that will get them outside and paying attention to their surroundings. I thought coming up with something would be easy but it's really difficult finding something that will "connect." So, if you have any ideas please post here or shoot me an e-mail.

Thanks,
Shane

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