EC.719 (U) /EC.789 (G) D-Lab: Water and Climate Change
By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be experiencing water stress, exacerbated by climate change. This class explores climate change through the lens of water – sea level rise, floods, drought, ocean acidification, water quality and water scarcity.
Weekly seminars include readings and discussions, workshops and games, field trips and films. Tackles the water/climate change challenge and explores solutions through project-based, real-world learning. Field trips include a boat trip of Boston Harbor, coastal flooding, watershed restoration, carbon sequestration and zero carbon sites in the greater Boston area. Term deliverable is a water/climate change project proposal, individually or in teams, to MIT Climate CoLab, or to any grant-making organization of one’s choice.
|Instructors:||Susan Murcott, Julie Simpson|
|Semester Offered:||Spring (Offered since 2016)|
|Lecture Times:||T, R 1:00 – 2:30 pm|
|Units (credit hours)||3-4-5|
|Class Size:||20 students|