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Uploaded on Mar 24, 2009
Brownfield Action is a central component of Professor Peter Bower's Introduction to Environmental Science Course at Barnard College. In this simulation, students are presented with maps, documents, videos, and an extensive network of scientific data to investigate a suspected contaminated land site. They assume the roles of environmental consulting firms contracting with a real estate developer to study the condition of the site and report on the feasibility of commercial construction. First developed in 1999, BA has been nationally recognized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and was featured as a model curriculum at the Association's SENCER Institute (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities). Development of the latest evolution of the simulation is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with the broader goal of disseminating the project to other colleges and universities.