Activities

Problem-Solving Activity II

Option A: Students are assigned to small groups; each group may be assigned one of the four campus watersheds. For the issues and/or solutions from the PowerPoint, and/or from the prior activities:

  • Develop a series of action steps to motivate the on-campus/student community to address a particular campus watershed concern
  • Develop a series of action steps to motivate the off-campus/general Athens community to address a particular campus watershed concern

Option B: Recall the first example of pollution from the PowerPoint. Students at UGA discovered leaking sewer lines that ran under Broad Street. Recall the second example of pollution from the PowerPoint. A major source of fecal coliform in our waterways is dog waste. Both of these types of pollution affect our watersheds here in Athens. Answer the following questions in small-group discussion and/or in writing.

 

  1. What is the difference between the two situations? Which is point source and which is nonpoint source?
  2. Does management of each problem involve Individual action? Collective action?
  3. Should these problems be resolved using incentives or regulation? (e.g., would you enact a law to change behavior? Why or why not?)
  4. If you do think a law is necessary, how would it motivate behavior change?
  5. (a.) Think of another source of pollution or human-induced disturbance to campus or any other rivers/streams that might best be resolved using a regulation and explain why.  (b.) Think of another source of pollution or human-induced disturbance that might best be resolved using incentives. (c.) Think of another source of pollution or human-induced disturbance that might best be resolved using other means (such as basic education) and who should provide those means.

 

Advanced Activity Evaluating Creating Application

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