A second volume of Environmental ScienceBites written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University is now available on Apple iBooks and as a Pressbook. The 172-page e-book is for those interested in learning about and discovering sustainable solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.
Published on January 31 – the free open textbook edited by School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) e-learning educators Ella Weaver and Kylienne Clark Shaul and SENR alum Travis Shaul is a compilation of student-authored chapters that describe and investigate critical environmental issues important to students at The Ohio State University.
The latest volume picks up where the first volume left off with new bite-sized descriptions of environmental challenges of interest to students enrolled in the course Introduction to Environmental Science, including topics such as human-wildlife conflict and invasive species.
Both textbooks are free and part of The Ohio State University’s Affordable Learning Exchange, which helps instructors at Ohio State better understand affordable options to engage students in course content and according to its website “find creative solutions that promote students savings.”
Twenty-five student authors from six colleges at Ohio State contributed to the second volume of the book. Many of the contributors are first time authors.
The authors hope that the book “channels the students’ enthusiasm for solving environmental challenges and is an inspiration for resource conservation and sustainable solutions.”
The new eBook is available for download from the Apple iTunes store by simply searching “environmental sciencebites.” Pressbooks for both volumes are available on the Bookshelf at the Affordable Learning Exchange.