SPECIAL ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTThere is a strict dress code for the jail tour for both men and women: long sleeve shirts, long pants, and no open toed shoes.  Little or no jewelry.  Dress very modestly.

I have arranged a tour of the David L, Moss Correctional Facility on Monday ay 3 pm for all students.  Meet at the main door to the facility at 3 pm and please be on time. After the tour and question and answer period, we will then go to class at OSU-Tulsa North Hall 242 and review the class presentation requirements one more time by using and/or creating an example.  There will be no class on Tuesday to give you time to prepare.  You should be ready to give your presentation on Wednesday or Thursday. 


Presentations should be oral given over a 10 to 15 minute time period using power point or Prezi visual aids.  You may discuss topics of your choosing including natural or social-psychological topics.  Presentations should include the concepts of society and culture (material and non-material) discussed in class during the first two days.  Write your presentation into a three to five page paper: typed, double spaced, standard margins, etc. and hand it in at the time of your presentation. 

The Presentation will be graded primarily on quality assuming you have met the minimum quantity standards.  Use 4 or 5 sources to support the subject matter you have chosen to present.  Present your topic from the point of view of the audience.  What makes sense to the audience?  What would be interesting to the audience?  Will the audience understand my points within the presentation?

Choose any topic with the incredibly broad range of environmental sociology as I have defined and presented it.  Besides facts and information, use passion to communicate with your audience and encourage the audience to buy into your topic and your position.  Mostly, use the basic tenets of sociology to have fun analyzing an interesting topic for your audience.  It will make the presentation more interesting and fun for you and your audience.

Use the various tours and speakers as examples of excellent presentations.

Thanks.  Dr. L.


Environmental Management Specialization

1.  July 7, 2014 - Introduction to Environmental Sociology

2.  July 8, 2014 - Introduction to Environmental Sociology continued - ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

3.  July 9, 2014: Environmental Sociology - Laws – Human Needs – Child Development

  1. Environmental Protection Agency - http://www.epa.gov/
  2. U. S. Food and Drug Administration - http://www.fda.gov/
  3. Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory - http://www.simplypsychology.org/bandura.html
  4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs - http://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html
  5. Jean Piaget’s Theory of Child Development - http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html
  6. Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory: http://www.floridahealth.gov/AlternateSites/CMS-Kids/providers/early_steps/training/documents/bronfenbrenners_ecologic



  1. International Organization for Standardization http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organization_for_Standardization#Name_and_abbreviation
  2. International Organization for Standardization www.iso.org
  3. UN’s Millennium Development Goals - http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
  4. www.climate-check.com Tom Baumann – CEO climateCHECK - http://climate-check.com/about/tom-baumann
  5. www.greenbuildingsolutions.com
  6. http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org/Main-Menu/Life-Cycle-Assessment
  7. http://www.eur.nl/fsw/bestuurskunde/onderwijs/phd/program/alumni/cunnan/
  8. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118099729.html
  9. http://www.sei-international.org/
  10. http://crosstimbersmarina.com/
  11. http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Ron-Howell/6797122
  12. http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation.aspx
  13. Eco-Footprinting – Mathis Wacknernagel


  1. Mathis Wacknernagel and Dr. John Lamberton, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  2. http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/gfn/page/footprint_basics_overview/

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94tYMWz_Ia4

What is the difference between a standard and a law?

Tomorrow’s guests will be Ron Howell and Dustin Huff. Next week Sherry Berryman, ISO Lead Auditor will be here.

July 10, 2014: Mr. Ron Howell. Cross Timbers Marina - http://www.crosstimbersmarina.com

July 14, 2014: Laws – Human Needs – Child Development

1.      Environmental Protection Agency - http://www.epa.gov/

2.      U. S. Food and Drug Administration - http://www.fda.gov/


3.      Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory - http://www.simplypsychology.org/bandura.html


4.      Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs - http://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html


5.      Jean Piaget’s Theory of Child Development - http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html


6.      Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory:  http://www.floridahealth.gov/AlternateSites/CMS-Kids/providers/early_steps/training/documents/bronfenbrenners_ecological.pdf




July 14, 2014: Products of Society and Culture -

Socialization - Culture - Products - Waste - Energy

1.  What is Culture?  http://www.sociologyguide.com/culture/index.php

2.  What is culture (2)?  http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/culture/culture-characteristics-and-classifications-of-culture-sociology/6223/

3.  What is culture (3)?  http://www.sociology.com/tag/culture/

4.  What is waste management?  http://www.eschooltoday.com/waste-recycling/waste-management-tips-for-kids.html

5.  Waste Management  http://www.wm.com/index.jsp

6.  Trash to Energy:  http://www.covanta.com/sustainable-solutions/energy-from-waste.aspx

7.  Storm water runoff:  http://water.epa.gov/action/weatherchannel/stormwater.cfm


July 15, 2014 - Field Trip to Covanta Trash to Energy Plant, West Tulsa, Oklahoma

2122 S. Yukon, Tulsa, Oklahoma


DIRECTION:  Drive to 21st Street.  At Boulder, travel across 21st St. Bridge into West Tulsa.  Drive to Southwest Blvd.  Continue straight where 21st street goes up over BNSF rairlroad yard.  21st St. turns north and the splits into a "T."  Turn left and go 1/2 block to Yukon.  Turn left on Yukon and then right into the plant area.  Park in visitor parking where we will meet at 4:30 sharp.

CAUTION:  You must wear long sleeve shirt, long pants, and no open toed shoes.  Covanta will provide us with hard hats, safety glasses, and perhaps other safety equipment.

July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 Lecture

1.      Common Air Pollutants: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/urbanair/


2.      What is RCRA?  http://www.epa.gov/region02/waste/what.htm


3.      What is a non hazardous waste?  http://www.epa.gov/osw/laws-regs/regs-non-haz.htm


4.        What is hazardous waste?   http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/


5.        CT:  What is a solid waste?  DEEP.  http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2718&q=325428


6.      ODEQ  http://www.deq.state.ok.us/


7.      MISSOURI  http://www.dnr.mo.gov/


8.      TOPECA Coffee Roasters – Seed to Cup Roastery:  http://topecacoffee.com/


9.      Seychelles Organics:    http://reachforlife.com/


10.  Metropolitan Environmental Trust:  http://metrecycle.com/


11.  LEED:  Oklahoma Chapter:  Greg Immel  http://www.usgbc-oklahoma.org/board-staff


July 17, 2014 - Environmental Sociology - Demolition - Air Quality - Safety

Mr. Jim Redyke. President - http://redyke.com/

July 24, 2014 - Sherry Derryberry - Lead Auditor: ISO  http://www.iso.org