Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah
Michael H. Ort, Diana E. Anderson, David M. Ostergren March, 2006 Journal of Geoscience Education v54, p116

This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a campus-based semester of study of scientific, management, and political issues surrounding the lower San Juan River basin of southeastern Utah and is followed up by eight days on the river conducting scientific studies. Discussions on the management and political implications of the students' findings give relevance to their work.


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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, US National Policy, Biology, Environmental Science
Resource Type: Course Information, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Activities:Field Activity:Field camp, Research experiences for students, Report
Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning
Environmental Policy: Environmental Decision-Making , US National Policy
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology, Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology