Tribal Educational Module Project
The University of Arizona (UA) Superfund Research Program is developing educational modules for tribal colleges focusing on mining and its environmental and social impacts on tribal lands. These educational modules are independently packaged units of study designed to enhance the learning process. The modules have been designed to incorporate tribal case studies as well as examples of how these social and environmental impacts can be mitigated.
Topics being developed include Copper Mining & Processing, Reclamation & Remediation, Environmental Impacts, Sociocultural Impacts, Uranium, and Tribal Consultation.
Educational Module Content
Completed modules will contain:
- Instructional Guide for college instructors as well as handouts for college students
- PowerPoint Presentation that parallels the instructional guide
- Hands-On Learning Activities providing in depth practice of concepts in module
To learn more about the development and piloting of the modules:
- UA SRP Develops Mining Modules with Tohono O’odham Community College
- UA SRP Pilots Tribal Mining Modules
- UA SRP Tribal Mining Modules Featured on AZ Mining Review
- Another Successful Collaboration with Tohono O’odham Community College
- UA SRP Participates in Earth Day Event with Tribal High School Students
- Chief, K., C.L. Koch, R. Maier, S. Rader, and T. Maracle. 2014. Mining and Environmental Educational Modules for Tribal Community Colleges and Universities. Proceedings of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting & Exhibit “Leadership in Uncertain Times”, February 23 - 26, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT.