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Thursday, January 23, 2014

UCSC Campus Natural Reserve Academic Plan

Provost's Sustainability Internship intern Molly Nagle is working with UCSC Campus Natural Reserve (CNR) staff to develop an Academic Plan that will help bridge the gap between course concepts and hands-on experiences in a variety of disciplines here at UCSC. Our goal is to develop a curriculum of field activities that will be offered to the increasing number of undergraduate students accessing the UCSC CNR's outdoor classrooms and living laboratories. By collaborating with faculty, the CNR will strengthen and build this curriculum to offer a wide variety of field experiences to a greater number of courses, within and beyond the natural sciences. The CNR is also a place where students can implement projects of their own and gain hands-on experiences doing science while gaining important skills that better prepare them for graduate school and/or future careers. Be on the look-out for a field trip coming to a class near you, and seek us out for internship opportunities! Contact UCSC CNR steward Alex Jones at asjones [at] ucsc [dot] edu for more information.

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