Field Course Resources- COVID 19 and Online Labs

  • 03/26/2020 2:41 PM
    Message # 8861154
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are starting to get questions from our faculty about best practices for the development and implementation of field courses in light of COVID-19 and the ensuing move towards online/remote instruction. Are there resources available that may assist these discussions?


    Thank you!

    Josh Caulkins


    Last modified: 03/26/2020 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 03/26/2020 2:52 PM
    Reply # 8861160 on 8861154
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I have not found very many resources for field courses.  I am making videos for the field sites for aquatic ecology, and stopping to ask questions throughout for different methods (iron, flow, riparian zone management). I will also collect macroinvertebrates and take photos and then have students identify and count. I will also making videos for some of the test kits. 

    I added a citizen science component to the class as well so students can collect their own data in their backgrounds. I am using Budburst but scistarter.org has tons of projects both online and for the background. 

  • 03/26/2020 2:52 PM
    Reply # 8861162 on 8861154
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check with Ariel Anbar, Arizona State – he has been designing virtual field trips / explorations for several years.

    Regards, Sarah Elgin

    Last modified: 03/26/2020 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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