Two Week Summer Session at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station
I have designed the Field Studies class to introduce students to conservation issues currently facing the southern great plains. Student readings on conservation issues come from a variety of valid sources, representing several different aspects of each issue. Our classroom time is devoted to a discussion of these issues. Discussions will be supplemented by field trips and hand-on projects on the grounds of the OU BioStation. Much of our time is spent outdoors learning about conservation projects in the state and helping to implement these projects. Our focus is conservation topic will be pollinator diversity and native plant restoration. We explore the variety of strategies, philosophies, and practicalities of restoration ecology.