Session P1

2nd Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at CNM

The Westside Garbology Project

Susan Ruth, Ph.D., CHSS

Poster Presentation, Lower Level Lobby 


This poster presentation describes the Westside Garbology Project, which was created as a part of ANTH 1121, an archaeology lab course. The project is an innovative teaching strategy designed to get students to apply archaeological techniques and analytical methods to a real-world question. Students collaborated in creating their own mini-research design, recorded observations, and analyzed data in order to understand recycling behavior at the Westside campus. The project gave students experience in applying the scientific method and inspired ideas about how to improve participation in CNM’s recycling program.

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