Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada-Reno
Julie Stoughton is a lecturer and academic advisor at the University of Nevada Reno in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/stoughton. Julie teaches a non-majors introductory course "Humans and the Environment", an introductory majors course "Principals of Natural Resources and Environmental Science", and works with undergraduate science majors who teach science in elementary schools through UNR's Science Partners program. From 1996 to 2005 Julie taught high school science courses ranging from introductory physical science and biology to chemistry and earth science. Julie began her teaching career as an outdoor educator at Yosemite Institute.
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Riparian Plant Lab part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this field exercise for an introductory environmental science course, students investigate plant cover and type in a riparian area using transects. Students work in small groups along their individual transects to record plant cover type every 0.5 meter and then compile data for all student groups. The final project is a lab report that includes a summary data table, a graph of cover types along their transect and an analysis of riparian health.
Principles of Natural Resources and Environmental Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
NRES 100 provides a general introduction to issues and topics related to natural resources, hydrology, conservation biology and environmental sciences. Students attend a one day fieldtrip to a nearby Sierra Nevada field station for a basic introduction to wildlife, forestry and hydrology field techniques, GPS and map interpretation. Course assignments include database manipulation, graphing, citations and references and scientific report writing.
Learning geoscience by talking and doing part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Learning geoscience by talking and doing Julie Stoughton, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada-Reno I began my teaching career over twenty years ago as an outdoor educator at Yosemite ...