Reading Assignments 2012

    1st Class, Wednesday, February 1, 2012

     Tracey Manning, Ph.D., Volunteer Leadership: It’s More Than You Think!

    1.   David Rock’s blog, Your Brain at Work, online at:  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-brain-work

     

    2.   Why neuroscience matters to executives, by David Rock & Jeffrey Schwartz. Online at:http://www.strategy-business.com/media/file/leading_ideas-20070410.pdf

     

    3.   Carol Dweck’s fixed vs. growth mindsets. Online at: http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html

     

    4.   The impact of unlearning on leadership, by Mike Myatt. Online at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2011/09/20/the-impact-of-unlearning-on-leadership/

     

    5.   Learn, unlearn, and relearn, by Marcia Conner. Online at: http://www.fastcompany.com/resources/learning/conner/022706.html

     

    6.   The work of leadership, by Ron Heifetz and Donald Laurie. Online at: http://oga.pcusa.org/mgbcommission/docs/workOfLeadership.pdf

     

    Justine Schaeffer, The Wonder of Nature – Why What We Do Matters

    Three great books – enjoy this reading when you can.

     

    1.  Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, by Doulas W. Tallamy. 2007. Timber Press.  A wonderful explanation of why our gardens are critically important to maintaining biodiversity in North America.

     

    2.  Watching Nature: A Mid-Atlantic Natural History by Mark S. Garland. 1997. Smithsonian Institution.  A guide to seasonal changes in nature.

     

    3.  There’s a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm’s Story by Gary Larson. 1998. HarperCollins Publishers. An entertaining but cogent story related to the importance of science in environmental advocacy by the creator of Far Side.

     

    Brian Campbell, Guided Winter Nature Walk near Robinson Nature Center

    Readings TBA

     

     

    2nd Class, Monday, February 6, 2012

     

    Overview Presentations by Partners

     

    Margo Duesterhaus, Climate Change Initiative of Howard County http://www.hococlimatechange.org/

     

    Betsy McMillion, The Friends of Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway,

    http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/

     

    Karen Learmouth, Howard County Public School System

    http://www.hcpss.org

     

    Marianne Pettis, The James and Anne Robinson Foundation, http://www.robinsonfoundation.org/

     

    Stacey Yankee, Robinson Nature Center, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks

    http://www.co.ho.md.us/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm

     

    Tim Titus, History of Environmental Activism,

    Consider building your environmental library around these three pillars of modern environmental thinking.  Not only are the messages powerful, but good literature as well.  You will want to read and reread these over the years.

     

    Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold

    Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

    The Control of Nature, John McPhee (1990) Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 288pp.

     

     

    3rd Class, Wednesday, February 8, 2012

     

    Claire Parkinson, Ph.D., The Role of Satellites in Understanding the Earth System

    and

    Claire Parkinson, Ph.D.,The NASA Aqua Satellite and its Contributions to Earth Science and Applications

    http://aqua.nasa.gov (home page for the Aqua satellite mission)

     

    Our Changing Planet: The View From Space, Michael D. King, Claire L. Parkinson, Kim C. Partington, and robin G. Williams (Eds.), .(2007), Cambridge University Press, 400pp.

     

    Christa Peters-Lidard, Ph.D., Land-based Hydrological Cycle

    1. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/

     

    2. http://www.nasa-news.org/home

     

    Horace Mitchell, Ph.D., Site Visit to GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio and Remote Sensing Labs

    Readings TBA

     

     

    4th Class, Monday, February 13, 2012

     

    Forrest Hall, Ph.D., Carbon Cycle

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ Click on Feature Articles. For the carbon cycle, click on “land” or use the search engine to explore any of the areas being discussed.

     

    Optional extra articles

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/BorealMigration/boreal_migration4.php

     

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/BOREASAlbedo/albedo_3.php

     

    Anne Douglass, Ph.D., Chemistry in the Atmosphere - Discoveries from EOS Aura

    The Aura web site: http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    From there you can download our science highlights brochure.

     

    The ozone resource page: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/environment/ozone_resource_page.html

     

    Bryan Franz and Jeremy Werdell Observing the Living Oceans from Space: The Earth teems with life, supported to a large extent by tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton,

    http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (general info)

     

    http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/staff/franz/ (Franz papers)

     

    http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/staff/jeremy/ (Werdell papers)

     

    Christopher A. Shuman, Ph.D., Ice Sheets: Waking Giants,

    http://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/wais/waisFlash/index.htm

     

    http://lima.nasa.gov/

     

    http://pigiceshelf.nasa.gov/

     

    Marc Imhoff, Ph.D., Gray Wave of the Great Transformation: A Satellite View of Urbanization, Climate Change, and Food Security

    1. http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/  (Select a couple of articles of interest.)

     

    2. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/  (Select a couple of articles of interest.)

     


    5th Class, Wednesday, February 15, 2012

     

    Tracey Manning, Ph.D., Strengths-Based Volunteer Leadership: Leaving an Environmental Legacy

    Everyday leadership, by Andre Martin:

    http://www.ccl.org/leadership/pdf/research/EverydayLeadership.pdf

     

    Developing everyday leadership, by Robert Stuberg:

     http://www.successmagazine.com/Developing-Everyday-Leadership/PARAMS/article/527/channel/210

     

    The Leadership Challenge history:

     http://www.leadershipchallenge.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-131054.html

     

    The truth about leadership, Recent YouTube discussion with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiAtoO61C_w&feature=related

     

    Cathy Hudson, Why I Volunteer:  Introduction to Nonprofit Organization

    Reading TBA

     

    Denise Sharp, Agriculture and the Environment: Field Trip to Waterford Farm,

    http://www.marylandagriculture.com/county_info.cfm?countyid=2

     www.sharpfarm.com

     

    Skim, or savor if time allows,:

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, (2007), HarperCollins Publisher, New York.

     

     

    6th Class, Wednesday, February 22, 2012

     

    Nathan Hultman, Ph.D ,International and National Environmental Policies

    International Programs

    1.  Pew Center on Global Climate Change: http://pewclimate.org/international/about

     

    2.  World Resources Institute:

     http://www.wri.org/publication/bottom-line-climate-policy-terminology

     

    US Domestic Legislation

    Pew Center on Global Climate Change:

    3.  http://pewclimate.org/what_s_being_done/in_the_congress

     

    World Resources Institute:

    4.  http://www.wri.org/publication/bottom-line-cap-and-trade

     

    5.  http://www.wri.org/publication/usclimatetargets

    6.  http://www.wri.org/publication/bottom-line-state-federal-policy-roles

     

    Joseph Sullivan, Ph.D, Changing Life (Global to Local)

    Reading TBA

     

    Wayne Higgins, Ph.D., Relationship between Climate and Weather

     NOAA Climate Service Portal: http://www.climate.gov

     Climate Prediction Center:  http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov

     IPCC Website: http://www.ipcc.ch/

     USGCRP Website: http://www.globalchange.gov/

    National Climatic Data Center site on Global Warming: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html

    Global Change Master Directory: http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Resources/pointers/glob_warm.htm


    Dave Jones, Field Trip to StormCenter Communications, Inc.,

    Browse website: www.stormcenter.com

     

     7th Class, Monday, February. 27, 2012

     

    Ned Tillman, History and Current Physical Processes Impacting the Bay

    What is the Status of Life in the Chesapeake Bay

    Field Trip to Illustrate the Geology and Soils of Howard County

     

    The Chesapeake Watershed A Sense of Place and a Call to Action, by Ned Tillman (2009).Chesapeake Book Co, Baltimore, 240 pp.

     

     8th Class, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

     

    Mark Southerland, Ph.D, Watersheds Need Protection from Storm Water

    1.  EPA, http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwatermonth.cfm

     

    2.  MDE, http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Water/StormwaterManagementProgram/Pages/Programs/WaterPrograms/SedimentandStormwater/index.aspx

     

    3.  Chesapeake Stormwater Network , http://www.chesapeakestormwater.net/

     

    Tim Titus and Cathy Hudson, Patapsco River

    1.  www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org

     2.   http://patapscofriend.myphotoalbum.com

     

    Fred Tutman, Patuxent River

    The Patuxent River Watershed: Howard County

    http://www.paxriverkeeper.org/main/miscstuff.html

     

    9th Class, Monday, March 5, 2012

     

    Terry Cummings, Status 2012: Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

    Reading TBA

     

    Andrew Ratner, Smart Growth Principles and Initiatives in Maryland;

    1.  State making little progress with Smart Growth, study says, Jan. 6, 2011, By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun;

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-01-06/features/bs-gr-smart-growth-20110105_1_gerrit-knaap-smart-growth-research-compact-development

     2. Indicators of Smart Growth in Maryland, The National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland, By Jason Sartori, Terry Moore and Gerrit Knaap, director, January 2011:

    http://www.smartgrowth.umd.edu/research/pdf/SartoriMooreKnaap_MDIndicators_010611.pdf

     3. GROWING! GROWING! GONE!, The Chesapeake Bay and the Myth of Endless Growth, By Tom Horton, Abell Foundation, August 2008:

    http://www.abell.org/pubsitems/env_Growing_808.pdf

     4. Maryland's Second Generation of Smart Growth, American Planning Association, “Planning” magazine, By Sandra Olivetti Martin:

    http://planning.maryland.gov/PDF/Press/SecondGenerationSmartGrowthMarch2010.pdf

     5. Plan Maryland: What Is It: http://plan.maryland.gov/whatIsIt/whatIsIt.shtml

     

    Sean McGuire, The Impacts of our Economy and Maryland’s Genuine Progress Indicator

    www.green.maryland.gov/mdgpi

     

    Joshua D. Feldmark, Effective Environmental Advocacy

            Readings TBA

     

    Joshua D. Feldmark and Jessica Feldmark, The Spectrums of Social Change

    Readings TBA

     

    10th Class, Wednesday, March 7, 2012

     

    County Government and the Environment

    http://www.co.ho.md.us/default.asp (Become familiar with the Howard County Government website.)

     

        Lindsay DeMarzo, Office of Environmental Sustainability

    Howard County Environmental Management Report from the Ho. Co. Commission on the Environment & Sustainability,

    http://www.co.ho.md.us/OES/OES_HomePage.htm

     Select "Commission Report" on a side tab marked 2007 (Office of Environmental Sustainability and the new board).

     www.livegreenhoward.com

     

        Susan Overstreet, Department of Planning and Zoning, Division of Resource Conservation

    http://www.howardcountymd.gov/DPZ/Environment/environment.htm

     

        Mark Raab, Department of Recreation and Parks

    http://www.co.ho.md.us/RAP/RAP_GeneralInfo.htm

     

    Mark Richmond, Department of Public Works

    http://www.co.ho.md.us/DPW/DPW_HomePage.htm

     

    John McCoy, Columbia Association (CA) and Watershed Management

    http://www.columbiawatershed.org/

     

    HoLLIE Program Coordinators, Class Discussion about Regional Watershed Issues,

    Reading TBA

     

     

    11th Class, Monday, March 12, 2012

     

    Sabrina S Fu, Ph.D, The Roots of Our Environmental Crisis and What We Can Do Together, Taking Diversity in Stride

    1.  Daily, G.C., Ehrlich, P. (1992). Population, sustainability, and earth’s carrying capacity. Bioscience 42, 761–771.  http://dieoff.org/page99.htm

     2.  Ehrlich, P.R., Holdrens, J.P. (1971). The impact of population growth. Science, 171, 1212–1217.

     3.  Hardin, G. (1993). Living within limits. Oxford University Press: New York. (Book to peruse)

     4.  Schulze, P. C. (2002). I=PBAT. Ecological Economics, 40, 149-150.  http://www.population-growth-migration.info/essays/IPAT.html

     5.  Price, M. Changing behaviors by degrees. American Psychological Association, 39(3), 48. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/monitor/2008/03/planet.html

     6.  Gertner, J. (2009, April 19). Why isn't the brain green? New York Times Magazine, 39-43.  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/magazine/19Science-t.html

     7.  Guerin, D., Crete, J. & Mercier, J. (2001, June). A multilevel analysis of the determinants of recycling behavior in the European countries. Social Science Research, 30(2), 195-218. Retrieved July 24, 2010, from ScienceDirect. http://eab.sagepub.com/content/37/3/364.abstract

     8.  Oskamp, S. (2000). Psychological contributions to achieving an ecologically sustainable future for humanity. Journal of Social Issues, 56(3) 373-390.

    http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/resources_reports.cfm (general information on author and reports)

     9.  Stuart Oskamp, et. Al. (1991, July). Factors influencing household recycling behavior. Environment and Behavior,23(4), 494-519. Retrieved January 6, 2011, from Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection  http://eab.sagepub.com/content/23/4/494.short

     10.  Valle, P.O.D., Rebelo, E., Reis, E. & Menezes, J. (2005, May). Combining behavioral theories to predict recycling involvement. Environment And Behavior, 37(3), 364-396. Retrieved August 18, 2008, from Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection  http://eab.sagepub.com/content/29/6/769.abstract

     11.  Welte, T.H.L. & Anastasio, P.A. (2010). To conserve or not to conserve: Is status the question?. Environment and Behavior,42(6), 845-863. Retrieved January 6, 2011, from Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection  http://eab.sagepub.com/content/early/2009/10/23/0013916509348461.abstract

     12.  Zelezny, L.C. (2000). Elaborating on Gender Difference in Environmentalism. Journal of Social Issues, 56(3) 443-457.

    http://www.stanford.edu/~kcarmel/CC_BehavChange_Course/readings/Additional%20Resources/J%20Soc%20Issues%202000/zelezny_2000_6_gender_b.pdf

     

    Cathy Hudson, Sustainability: What It Is and What It Could Look Like

    Reading TBA

     

    Tracey Manning, Ph.D., How We Change Minds, Hearts, and Behavior – and Why It’s Not Easy

    Why change is difficult – and how to make it

    http://zenhabits.net/the-habit-change-cheatsheet-29-ways-to-successfully-ingrain-a-behavior/

     

    David Rock’s article on how to help others change:

    http://www.workplacecoaching.com/pdf/CoachingTheBrainIJCO.pdf

     

    Global warming’s “Six Americas” by Leiserowitz, A. & Maibach, E. Online at: http://www.c2es.org/docUploads/SixAmericas.pdf

     

    Talking to climate skeptics: A few thoughtful blogs

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-rigg/how-to-talk-to-climate-sk_b_810078.html

     

    http://theconsensusbuildingapproach.blogspot.com/2010/11/talking-to-climate-skeptics.html

     

     

    12th Class, Wednesday, March 14, 2012

     

    Audrey Suhr, New on the Job:  Culture Crisis Time

    Reading TBA

     

    Tracey Manning, Ph.D., Fostering Teamwork and Collaboration between Partners and Legacy Leaders

    Hersey Blanchard situational leadership model:

    http://www.learningdomain.com/Situational.pdf

     

    Situational leadership: Applying it with extension:

    http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/midmngrs07/documents/NotesfromGroups_000.pdf

     

    YFC (Christian youth group) application of situational leadership to volunteer development:

    http://www.yfc.net/military/blog/developing-people-and-teams/

     

    Betsy Singer and Barbara Schmeckpeper; Ph.D., What’s Next: Closing Thoughts

    Reading TBA

     

    Audrey Suhr , et al, Field Trip: Early Spring Guided Walk at Howard County Conservancy

    Browse website: www.hcconservancy.org 

     

    Savor the books assigned by Justine Schaeffer for the nature walk on Day 1.

     

    Enjoy the outdoors every day; find something you’ve never seen before – and for reading, carry a Sibley, Peterson, or Audubon field guide in your pack.


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