Each student will make a brief presentation (500-600 words) and lead a discussion (via discussion board) about one of the readings in the supplementary text: The Future of Nature. The presentation will include at least three questions designed to stimulate class discussion of the key ideas in the reading. The student leading the discussion must respond to at least 3 comments made by other students to the questions they have posted.
Each student will present a different reading than the other students. Presentations and discussions of each section of the book of readings will occur during the module specified in the syllabus. All students should read the articles and be prepared to discuss them and to respond to the 3 questions presented by the discussion leader for that article.
Your instructor will notify you when you will be giving your Future of Nature Presentation, along with the reading you will be presenting on.
The Future of Nature Presentations will occur in Modules 2-3 and 5-7.
If You Are Presenting: In the module in which you present in, there will be two submissions: 1. Post your Future of Nature Presentation to the Future of Nature Presentation Discussion Board. 2. Submit your Future of Nature Presentation to the Future of Nature Presentation Assignment Box.
Post your Future of Nature Presentation to the Future of Nature Presentation Discussion Board no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT for the module you are assigned to present in.
Your discussion grade will consist of how well you facilitate a discussion. When you post your presentation, you must also post 3 discussion questions pertaining to your presentation for your classmates to answer. List them as 1., 2., 3. After you get initial responses to your questions, you must post responses to at least 3 classmates.
If You Are Not Presenting: Post a response to at least two classmates Future of Nature Presentation no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT for any module you are not presenting in. NOTE: Each presentation should have at least 3 responses; please post a response to a presentation that does not have 3 responses.