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Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk CT - Field Trip Assignment

Eryn Klosko
SUNY/Westchester Community College
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This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Reviewed Teaching Collection

This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are

  • Scientific Accuracy
  • Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
  • Pedagogic Effectiveness
  • Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
  • Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page

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This page first made public: Mar 9, 2008


Self-guided field trip assignment to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk CT

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introductory geoscience course for non-majors (oceanography) Designed for a geophysics course

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

no skills necessary

How the activity is situated in the course

a stand-alone exercise


Content/concepts goals for this activity

investigate main processes and environmental issues of Long Island Sound estuary

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

evaluating displays for educational value and scientific content

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Description of the activity/assignment

Self-guided field trip assignment to Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk CT. Students evaluate the main processes occurring in Long Island Sound estuary. Environmental issues are also examined. Students evaluate the displays for educational value and scientific content

Determining whether students have met the goals

students submit a report and evaluation is based upon the descriptions they provide based upon their self-guided fieldtrip

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