Brownfield Action

Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning


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Brownfield Action is a a web-based environmental science simulation that:

  • allows students to gain practice tackling the complexity and ambiguity of a large-scale, interdisciplinary science problem,
  • allows students to explore and solve real-world, interdisciplinary problems in environmental forensics,
  • teaches students the skills required to produce a professional level environmental site assessment.

News: Brownfield Action Featured In Science Education And Civic Engagement Journal

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With support from the National Science Foundation, this project was created by Dr. Peter Bower, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Science at Barnard College, and developed by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.


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