Bringing the salt marsh to students
UGAMI, along with two other university field stations, is collaborating to produce a suite of virtual estuarine field experiences for undergraduate students. This project will develop products that address widespread educational challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to develop educational content and experiences that provide access to outdoor, field-based learning for all students.
The virtual modules will be filmed at the University of Georgia Marine Institute (UGAMI) and Baruch Marine Field Laboratory (BMFL) at the University of South Carolina, and the Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will provide their expertise in environmental education to help ensure the quality and applicability of these modules.
This project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will provide a more accessible field experience for those with mobility impairments, financial limitations, family obligations, as well as reduce limitations of geographic accessibility. All videos, datasets, and educational materials will be available for free download.
For more information, please visit https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2037372&HistoricalAwards=false