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1 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Environmental Education Outreach Program An Engineering Career

2 Northern Arizona University The Mountain Campus Flagstaff, AZ

3 Presentation Introduction to EEOP Military Career – started as a chemist Designing Rockets Monitoring Chemical Warfare Agents Uranium Mining and Water Quality Air Quality Climate Change

4 Mission Statement The vision and mission of the EEOP staff is to foster life- changing learning experiences in the application of science, mathematics, technology and engineering to local issues that empower American Indian students of all ages to become self- determinate citizens of their sovereign tribal nation.

5 Primary Goals - EEOP Recruitment and retention of tribal students in environmental, science, engineering, and health careers. Effective science literacy programs in tribal school. Tribal Environmental Professionals doing effective environmental education and outreach. Better learning environment in all tribal schools (Indoor Air Quality) Improved air quality in all buildings.

6 What is Engineering? Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research and develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between perceived social needs and commercial applications. Engineers design products, machinery to build those products, plants in which those products are made, and the systems that ensure the quality of the products and the efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process. Cost, Schedule, and Performance

7 What is Science? Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge. This system uses observation and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena. The term science also refers to the organized body of knowledge people have gained using that system.

8 Military Career Young LT – “Jr!” Started my “career” as an LT at 22 years old – only one of my soldiers was younger than me. My son, David Rix at 1 years old.

9 Rockets

10 NASA Rockets

11 Challenger Explosion

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13 Rijke Tube

14 Data Collection

15 Chemical Monitors

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17 Automatic Chemical Agent Detection and Alarm

18 Improved Chemical Agent Monitor

19 Teaching

20 Chemistry Teacher Applied Engineering and Military Training to teaching.

21 Program Coordinator Environmental Education Outreach Program Northern Arizona University

22 Uranium Mining Water Quality

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28 Air Quality

29 Asthma Rates of asthma have risen sharply over the past thirty years, particularly among children ages 5 to 14 Asthma leads to 2 million emergency room visits and 5,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Asthma accounted for more than 14 million missed school days in Asthma costs (health care costs and lost productivity) totaled $14 billion in 2002.

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31 Surgeon General Report Smoking Leading cause of cancer…

32 Surgeon General Report Second-Hand Smoke The scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke

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36 Before/After

37 Climate Change

38 27 What Can We Do About Global Warming? Mitigation Adaptation Monitor

39 Sand Dune Stabilization (Climate Change Adaptation) EEOP is cosponsoring service learning projects along with the US Geological Survey Techniques –Mud balls Native plant seeds –Sand sausages Erosion buffer

40 Climate Change Monitoring GLOBE Weather Station GLOBE Climate Change Program Dust Traps

41 Carbon reduction Climate Change Mitigation

42 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Mansel A. Nelson Senior Program Coordinator Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) Northern Arizona University (NAU) Voice FAX PO Box 5768, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

43 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Mansel A. Nelson, Senior Program Coordinator Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) Northern Arizona University (NAU) Voice or 1496 FAX PO Box 5768, Flagstaff, AZ 86011


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