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Course Title

Field Ecology for Teachers 


Lab science 

Number of Credits

Course Maximum Enrollment

Adult Enrichment


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Instructor(s) Name

Judy Parrish   

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College or School Name

College of Arts and Sciences 

Class Date(s)

May19-26, 2014 

Meeting Days

Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday; Saturday; Sunday 

Meeting Times

8:30 a.m. May 19 - 5 p.m. May 26, inclusive 

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            This eight day session atOkaw Bluffs at Lake Shelbyville is an intensiveintroduction to terrestrial and aquatic life of central Illinois.  Students will collect and examinespecimens, become familiar with basic field techniques, learn to recognizespecific plants, animals, and microscopic organisms, and investigate theirhabitats.  Descriptive and simplestatistical observations will be required. Freshwater and forest habitats foundin Illinois will be emphasized, but rainforest and desert systems are includedbriefly to focus on plant and animal relationships.  Familiarity with the physical environment and commonorganisms should increase as specific identification methods are introduced.  This course involves you with the processof biology.  Your fieldinvestigations are the most important activities in this course.  Plant collections, insect collections,a research problem, and specific journal entries will be required.


            Studentswho are in the School of Education, and have had 2 other science courses, maytake Field Ecology as BI 320, Field Ecology for Teachers.  In addition to the other assignments,BI 320 students will write up their research projects as a scientific paper,and will prepare a Unit Plan to teach ecology for the grade level they arepreparing to teach, using concepts learned in Field Ecology.



Pre-requisite: Admission to the School of Education
$150 fee for transportation, lodging, food, and equipment

Immersion Term

Summer 2014 



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BI320 Field Ecology for Teachers 
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL