College Non-Credit Course Summer Intersession 2017

College Courses Using the Station

  • BIO 597, CRN 35395 and BIO 697, CRN 35396 Ozarks Lichen Ecology  Information Flier, Summer Intersession May 24-25 and May 31-June1
  • Ozarks Lichen Ecology:  BIO 597/BIO 697; 2 credits

    Bull Shoals Field Station (BSFS) – Missouri State University
    Summer Intersession 2017, May 24-25 & May 31-June 1

     Flavoparmelia caperata

    Can you name this lichen?  If not, join us for a field course to focus on the interesting and diverse populations of macrolichens that surround us in the Missouri Ozarks.
    Objectives of this two credit course include:
    • Survey the biology, chemistry, and ecology of lichens
    • Familiarize students with lichen morphology and the specific terminology used in lichen identification and life history
    • Explore & experience how lichens can enrich human ecology
    This field course meets 9 am – 5 pm each day and a mandatory overnight field experience is required May 31-June 1st.   Lodging is available at the Bull Shoals Field Station on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for participants.  Students must submit an approved independent project to complete the course for credit.
  • BIO 576 - Herpetology
  • BIO 339 - Identification of Woody Plants
  • BIO 562 - Limnology
  • BIO 577 - Mammalogy
  • BIO 436 - Plant Ecology
  • Plants and Ozark Culture
  • Ozarks Terrestrial Communities

State Sponsorship of Environmental Education Programs

Missouri State University and the Bull Shoals Field Station are the state sponsors for three national environmental education programs.

Water Education for Teachers

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a K-12 program that focuses on water. The activities are supplementary to curriculum and are interdisciplinary. Project WET focuses on water resources as they relate to human needs and the natural world.

Erica Cox
Missouri website
National website

Flying WILD

Flying WILD uses birds to engage youth in science. It is targeted to middle school age but is highly adaptable to other grade levels. Activities are focused to be used in a bird festival but can be used individually in a classroom or other educational setting.

Janice Greene
National website

Leopold Education Project

Leopold Education Project interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold. Getting student outdoors and helping them to develop a personal conservation ethic is a focus.

Celeste Prussia
National website

Education Resoures

Curriculum materials for the George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO

Project WET - Water Education for Teachers

Project WILD - Wildlife Resources for educators

Project Learning Tree - Environmental Education programs

Smithsonian Education

Teacher resources from the Discovery Channel

Educator resources from the Ecological Society of Americad

Discovery Center science education resources

Missouri Department of Conservation

Nature and wildlife resources

Missouri Department of Natural Resources