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Design, Implementation, and Assessment of an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory
This article discusses the establishment of Shippensburg University's Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory and the advantages of linking disciplinary perspectives across courses in geology, geography, biology, and teacher education. The laboratory provides an easily adaptable conceptual model for improving environmental science education at teaching-oriented institutions nationwide. Its success is largely attributable to three factors: the project is student-centered and goal specific; the selected watershed is accessible, diverse, and at a manageable scale; and the Laboratory Advisory Board provides for continuous revision, adaptation, and improvement.
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DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-111
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Publisher: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)

Author: Christopher J. Woltemade
Department of Geography and Earth Science
Shippensburg University

Author: William L. Blewett
Department of Geography and Earth Science
Shippensburg University