Teaching

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that creating strong connections between the theoretical and practical aspects of environmental science is critical to student success upon completion of undergraduate study. By including fieldwork learning opportunities that are strongly connected to classroom learning, students are able to learn about a problem or issue in-class, experience that problem or issue first-hand and then reflect on their role and society’s role in helping to address the issue through research, assignments, discussion, volunteer work, etc. Supporting student learning through practical experience or hands-on learning provides students with an understanding of their field of study and encourages them to make connections beyond conceptual learning of facts, information and exams.

Courses Taught

Name
and #

Department

Times
Taught

~# TAs

 

~# stu-dents

Website

Introduction to
Environmental Science- 100

Environmental Science

3

2

65

https://sites.google.com/site/evsc100surreys2014/

Applied Methods in
Environmental Science -205

Environmental Science

1

1

35

https://sites.google.com/site/evsc205/

Advanced Field Methods in
Environmental Science -491

Environmental Science

2

0

12

http://evsc491.wikispaces.com/

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Courses TAed

Name and #

Department

Times TAed

~# TAs/

course

~# students/

course

Website

Global
Change -100

Resource
and Environmental Management

9

1

65

http://www.rem.sfu.ca/courses/undergraduate-courses/

Introduction
to Physical Geology -111

Geology

1

2

175

N/A

The
Earths Record of Climate -162

Geology

1

1

175

N/A

Earth
Systems and Global Change in Environmental Management -631

Resource
and Environmental Management

1

1

35

http://www.rem.sfu.ca/courses/graduate-courses/

 Community-Based Courses

Minnesota Master Naturalist Program (Instructor) (4x)

  • Course Description:An intensive four-day Minnesota Master Naturalist course offering that is designed for those teaching youth environmental education. The course will focus on environmental pedagogy based on an ecological perspective of Minnesota’s natural heritage in the North Woods, Great Lakes biome. The course culminates with a field trip to Lake Bemidji State Park to observe professional naturalist interpretation.

Teaching Projects

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