College Non-Credit Course Summer Intersession 2017
- Ozarks Lichens for Non-formal, Outdoor and Environmental Educators, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Interpretive Naturalists, Nature Center Staff and Volunteers, Parents and anyone interested in knowing more about LICHENS - Join us for Ozarks Lichens, May 24-25 and May 31-June 1, 2017
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- Course flier and schedule - these files are MS Word .docx; to obtain Word Viewer click here.
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 creditsBull Shoals Field Station (BSFS) – Missouri State UniversitySummer Intersession 2017, May 24-25 & May 31-June 1Can 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:
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.