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1 May 2013 Campus Eco Tours: an Integrative & Interactive Field Project for Undergraduate Biology Students
Katie E. Boes
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Outdoor areas within or near college campuses offer an opportunity for biology students to observe the natural world and apply concepts from class. Here, 1 describe an engaging and integrative project where undergraduate non-major biology students work in teams to develop and present professional “eco tours.” This project takes place over multiple class sessions and is customizable on the basis of course content. This project encourages students to work collaboratively and demonstrate creativity, and empowers students with opportunities to enhance public-speaking skills and share findings with the greater campus community.

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Katie E. Boes "Campus Eco Tours: an Integrative & Interactive Field Project for Undergraduate Biology Students," The American Biology Teacher 75(5), 330-334, (1 May 2013). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.5.6
Published: 1 May 2013
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eco tours
ecological literacy
ecotourism
environmental education
field project
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