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Your weekend plans!

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I enjoyed our two shared rambles this week; thank you for venturing outside w/ me!
Next week we conclude our work together. Here's the plan for our upcoming shared events:

By 5 p.m. Thursday, record on-line your final set of weekly observations of your adopted on-campus "site."

By Sunday @ 5, post on-line your reflections about our two excursions this week. (Max, who was unable to join us today, is hoping to "experience" the blind field shuttle on Serendip, so please think of your posting as an attempt to include her in that activity.)

For Monday's class,
* srucara will select our site

* please come ready to tell me what groups you've organized yourselves into, for our final teach-in

* review the instructions for completing your checklist and portfolio:
and come w/ any questions about the process

* please also read, in preparation for our discussion,
Timothy Morton's Introduction to Ecology Without Nature: Re-thinking Environmental Aesthetics
(it's in our password protected file: /exchange/courses/ecolit/f12/readings )

* On Wednesday, we'll do final evaluations, and then have
a teach-in, sharing with one another what we have been learning...

* My last day on campus will be the following Wed, Dec. 19.
Before then, you need to schedule a final writing conference w/ me.
Please come to that having reviewed my comments on your last paper,
as well as your other work for the semester,
and have a plan for what your final web event might be.
I look forward to brainstorming details w/ you, so come after you've
hatched the idea, but haven't yet made it actual.....

Also, below, see an invitation for presentations that may interest you,
as part of your growing ecological literacy....

And I think that's enough ecological activity for this weekend.


Math Modeling and Sustainability
Students in the Mathematics Senior Conference
invite you to attend their Praxis final presentations
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Park 338, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

2:30 – 2:40 Welcome

2:40 – 3:10 A mathematical analysis of the College’s Composting program
Haong Ha, Wendy Huang, Brenda Jaurrieta, Hannah Weinstein
Community Partner: Bryn Mawr College Facilities and Dinning Services Departments

3:20 – 3:50 Cost-benefit analysis of going paperless in the Admissions process
Alisha Pradhan, Yashaswini Singh, Sebastian Tilson, Julia Yu
Community Partner: Bryn Mawr College Admissions Department

4:00 – 4:30 Using Mathematics to determine safe bike routes in Lower Merion.
Lynne Ammar, Tapashi Narine, Dorothy Shu, Linda Yoo
Community Partner: Lower Merion Township Building & Planning Department