(Science, Man, and His Environment)
Environmental Science (formerly called Science, Man, and His Environment) is a first year, general education course in environmental science taught at Assumption University of Thailand. These pages contain material to accompany the course and other material of interest to students.
Note that these pages could also be used as an introductory course for environmental science. Some individual sections could also be used in an advanced course.
These contain the lecture notes from Ajahn John Stampe. They also include activities and resources related to those lectures.
- What is Environment?
- Ecological Footprint, Food, and Urbanization
- Ecology - Definitions and Outline
- Energy Flow in Ecosystems
- Population and Community Ecology
- Material Cycles
- Atmosphere and Climate
- Global Warming
- Air Quality
- Water Quantity
- Water Quality
- Solid Waste
These two sections are from the former curriculum:
Activities are given within sections above:
This is a collection of all of the resources listed on the course notes pages. See also the next two sections.
Environmental Education - This page is a link to web resources on the environment
Environmental Glossary - A glossary of environmental terms (note it is incomplete).
Ajahn John's blog on the environment (See also individual articles listed in the course notes)
Keeping up with environment news
One very good way to understand environmental issues is to follow the environmental news. There are a number of websites which are dedicated to environmental news (either general or a specific aspect).
RSS Feeds - one good way to keep up with news is to use RSS feeds. For a good description of RSS see the BBC's Feed Page. For reading feeds we recommend Feedly - especially since you can use it from any computer.
Below is some recommended sites.
Intergovernmental and Non-governmental Organizations