Community Outreach

April 03, 2007

The Summer Ecology Program

Held at the University's Squire Valleevue Farm, the program is designed for high school and middle school teachers who have an interest in current ecological problems. Participants will learn field sampling techniques and identification of a diversity of living organisms, both plant and animal. They will study the distribution and abundance of organisms and will learn about the interdependence among plants, animals, and their environments. Fieldwork in the varied habitats of Squire Valleevue Farm will be an integral part of the program. Data will be analyzed and interpreted using PC computers. Participants will receive supplies, field guides, and detailed laboratory exercises that are designed specifically for the classroom. The first week of the program will be devoted to the study of amphibians and reptiles. The emphasis will be on the identification and ecology of species found in northeastern Ohio, but the general features of all living groups will also be covered in detail. Numerous live and preserved specimens will be available for study and "keying out." In addition to fieldwork at Squire Valleevue Farm, one day will involve field trips to other locations in NE Ohio.

Ana B. Locci, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Director, The University Farm
Phone: 216.368.8598

Posted by: Latisha James April 3, 2007 04:44 PM
Category: Division of Student Affairs , K-12 Education , Life Long Learning , Max Hayes , Other Schools , Saint Christopher Elementary School , Schools and Centers