AAAS 2009 - Todd Radenbaugh

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Doing Rural Environmental Science Education in Bristol Bay, Alaska

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AAAS 2009 - Todd Radenbaugh

  1. 1. Doing Environmental Science in Rural Alaska
  2. 2. Rural Challenges Promoting place appropriate environmental education and research
  3. 3. Needed: Local Environmental Training and Data <ul><li>Fisheries field staff </li></ul><ul><li>Water and watershed monitors </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicology techs </li></ul><ul><li>Naturalist </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotour guides </li></ul><ul><li>NEPA specialist </li></ul><ul><li>F&W technicians </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education Model <ul><li>Appropriate use of distance education technology </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging programs with high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Regional field-based science intensives </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of student project results in scientific format </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Training in conventional field-based techniques used by agencies to inventory, monitor and manage natural resources </li></ul>Community Science <ul><li>Includes the ecological concepts of sustained yield and ecosystem management </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental Studies Certificate <ul><li>Provide quality academic instruction and training responsive to regional needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Help students and communities to adapt to the overwhelming social, ecological, and economic changes presently occurring </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting and enriching regional culture. </li></ul>
  7. 7. On-Line Tools <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate Live </li></ul><ul><li>Online interactive labs </li></ul><ul><li>E-texts </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul>
  8. 8. On-Line Labs
  9. 9. On-Line Lab
  10. 10. Laboratory intensives Both at UAF BBC and NOAA -Auke Bay (Juneau)
  11. 11. Field Methods Course August 2009 – Port Heiden in Bristol Bay
  12. 12. Bristol Bay Environmental Science Laboratory
  13. 13. WAISC 08 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference <ul><li>To promote academic programs in western Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>183 participants (including: 25 high school students, </li></ul><ul><li>Eleven sponsors (EPSCoR, Renewable Resources, TNC, NOAA, N-M Land Trust, Pebble Partnership, BBEDC, BBNC, USFWS – Togiak NWR, USDA-CSREES) </li></ul><ul><li>60 presentations and 2 workshops. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bristol Bay Campus Science Courses Total courses offered Catalog courses offered
  15. 15. Students Enrolled in Science Courses Total Students High School Students
  16. 16. Rural Students Rock

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