Case Study Collection



Participants of the Teaching Socio-Environmental (S-E) Synthesis with Case Studies short course have developed a collection of case studies, each focusing on learning goals critical for understanding and practicing S-E synthesis. These case studies provide information about the case itself, detailed teaching notes, and all materials to be used with students in the activity. Many provide suggestions for ways to modify the activities to suit different time constraints, levels, or course goals. The durations of these cases range from a small number of class periods to entire semesters. Several of these cases have been tested in the classroom and/or peer reviewed.

Unless otherwise noted in the case studies, reproduction of these materials is authorized for non-profit/non-commercial educational use only. All reproduction or distribution must provide full citation of the original work and provide a copyright notice as follows:

“Copyright 2015, by the authors of the material, with license for use granted to the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. All rights reserved.”

Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of SESYNC.

Case Study Collection
Addressing environmental degradation and climate change in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria (2017-6)
Author(s): Oluseyi Olutoyin Olugbire

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2017. 

Pursuing a Silver Standard for Sustainability (2017-5)
Author(s): Meghan Wagner

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2017. 

Manoomin: Where Science and the Sacred Meet (2017-4)
Author(s): Kristi Kremers, Mary Hannemann, Beth Mercer-Taylor

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2017. This case has been classroom tested.

Socio-environmental synthesis of a water conflict – A teaching case study (2017-3)
Author(s): Pranay Ranjan

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2017. 

Sustainable Development: It’s as easy as F-E-W (2017-2)
Author(s): Thushara Gunda, Katherine Nelson, Nirav Patel

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2017. This case has been classroom tested.

Our Coffee Conundrum: The Socio-Environmental Issues of our Cultural Addiction (2017-1)
Author(s): Dustin Wilgers

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2017. This case has been classroom tested.

To Plant or Not to Plant? Regulating Invasive Plant Species in the Mid-Atlantic States (2015-13)
Author(s): Lea R. Johnson

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2015. This case has been classroom tested.

Using existing data to improve community forestry outcomes (2016-13)
Author(s): Sarah Wilson, Reem Hajjar, and Laura Vang Rasmussen

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016.

The FiNile Solution (2016-12)
Author(s): Hoda Mostafa, Mahmoud Shaltout, Sherif Osman, and Tamer Shoeib

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested

The Three-Wattled Bellbird: Corridor, Conservation, and Costa Rica (2016-11)
Author(s): Jennifer Penner, Peter Gess, and Noelle Beckman

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested

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