Experiential Learning in Natural Resources Conservation Program

Name: Experiential Learning in Natural Resources Conservation Program

Date: Thursday, November 1

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Rm. 1222, Forest Sciences Building (2424 Main Mall)

Description: What happens when the forest and the lake are the classroom? Taking students on field trips has a long-standing tradition in the Faculty of Forestry, but running a semester-long field school is an immersive education experience that has deep and long-lasting impact on learners.

In the Natural Resources Conservation program at UBC, fourth year students participate in a 15-credit field school that takes them into the three different ecosystems for intensive studies. For each of the three ecosystems, students spend a week in the field, learning techniques, conducting field work, and gathering data for later analysis.
Come and hear about some of the deep impacts that this approach to teaching has on students as they learn about aquatic ecosystems at the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in the Aquatic Module of CONS 451.

Ticketing: FREE

Open to Public, Recommended for Instructors and Students in the Natural Sciences

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