Managing risk includes deciding which option is best for reducing risks. The process requires incorporating the data obtained from risk assessments plus the social, ethical, cultural, economic, and political values of the time. In this activity, students will explore the risk management process for personal choices while “grocery shopping.” They will also debate the use of cost/benefit analysis for making public policy decisions using the protection of endangered species as an example.
This is one of 11 activities that can be found in PLT’s Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Risk. To get the activity, attend a training and receive PLT’s Focus on Risk secondary module. Below are some supporting resources for this activity.