Brownfield Action

Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

BrownfieldAction

Guided Walkthrough

Welcome to the demonstration page for the Brownfield Action Simulation. Guided instructions are provided to help familiarize you with the simulation. Alternatively, you may explore the sim on your own.

GUIDED INSTRUCTIONS

Screencast Demonstration

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This screencast demo highlights the key features of the Brownfield Action simulation and also serves as an introduction to navigating its interface.

View the Introduction Video for information on its use in Dr. Peter Bower's Introduction to Environmental Science curriculum at Barnard College.

View the Teaching and Learning section of this web site for information on how to incorporate the Brownfield Action simulation into other courses.

Brownfield Action History

A Timeline History of the Brownfield Action Simulation (BA)

Pre-1999
BA is based on a card-based board game students use called Groundwater Project.

1999
Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and Barnard College develop the initial version of BA in Macromedia Director. Subsequent development efforts continue and improved versions follow.

Introduction

The Brownfield Action Simulation

Brownfield Action (BA) is a web-based environmental science simulation developed by the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University and Dr. Peter Bower of Barnard College.

What is a Brownfield?

What is a “brownfield”?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant". The actual presence of contaminants on this "real property" must be determined by a carefully planned investigation known as an environmental site assessment (ESA).

About Brownfield simulation

Brownfield Action (BA) is a web-based environmental science simulation developed by the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University and Dr. Peter Bower of Barnard College.

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