The most democratic goal of education is to develop engaged citizens who are able to investigate compelling questions about their community and the world around them. National Geographic has developed the Geo-Inquiry Process as one way to achieve this goal by positioning students to develop the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and tools of geographers, scientists, and active citizens. The Geo-Inquiry Process provides a systematic way to investigate and understand the world through the patterns, processes, and interactions between human and natural systems, take action on issues, and make a difference in communities. In this course, learners will dive into a key step of Geo-Inquiry Process —collecting data—as you explore the plastic waste crisis. Two National Geographic Expeditions will provide context and inspiration for the importance of data collection in current research: Sea to Source and Mount Everest.
Make sure you are enrolled in the Collecting Data to Explore Plastic Pollution in Our Communities course with the National Geographic Society. Visit the National Geographic Society website to enroll in this course.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for National Geographic Society online course participants.
Course Format: Online – asynchronous, but paced with required weekly assignments
Audience: All formal and informal educators
Instructor: Elizabeth Wolzak
Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.
Enrollment Open Through: February 10, 2023 (11:59pm PT)
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