Current Graduate Student Resources
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NRS 562 - Field Science Teaching will orient you to teaching in the residential field science program at the McCall Outdoor Science School. The course involves experiencing our field curriculum first-hand, participating in reflective discussions, journaling activities and becoming oriented to Ponderosa State Park.
The main objective of NRS 560 - Place-Based Ecology is to give you a fundamental, systematic understanding of the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors that constitute the natural world surrounding McCall. The greater McCall area is uniquely suited for learning the processes driving ecological relationships – steep environmental gradients encompass life zones ranging from steppe grasslands, to pristine mountain streams and lakes, to high alpine ecosystems. We will use the outdoors as a classroom to gain hands-on knowledge and experience a wide variety of different ecosystems. Your outside experience will be complemented by lectures, group discussions, readings, field experiments and homework assignments. As the class-capstone, you will propose and conduct an independent research project that explores an ecological research question within the greater McCall area that is of particular interest to you.
NRS 563 - Place-Based Education addresses the philosophy and tools of place-based education both in formal and informal classroom settings. We explore how place-based education can be a tool to support the health of social and ecological systems. Field experiences, journaling, discussions and classroom observations will comprise the bulk of our in-class time. Out of class time will be spent on readings, reflections, and creating products like lesson plans and curriculum documents.
NRS 556 - Team Leadership for Environmental Educators explores the leadership theories and tools needed to create culture, build trust, and maintain efficiencies within small and large organizations. In particular, it will explore how organizations and teams confront change in order to find success. Students will be asked to build upon their life experience and their experience at MOSS to provide context for discussions and practice.
NRS 567 - Teaching Practicum involves teaching in our K12 residential and outreach field science programs. You will be matched with a coach who will observe your teaching, read your reflective journals and monitor your progress as a field instructor.
NRS 557 - Community Leadership for Environmental Educators explores the leadership theories and tools needed to create culture, build trust, and maintain efficiencies within small and large organizations. In particular, it will explore how organizations and teams confront change in order to find success. Students will be asked to build upon their life experience and their experience at MOSS to provide context for discussions and practice.
The purpose of the NRS 599 - Internship in Environmental Education and Science Communication internship is to facilitate the application of skills and knowledge acquired during the EESC residency to a new situation designed by students. Internships will 1) be designed by students in collaboration with an internship sponsor, 2) be preceded by a written proposal and literature review for an internship project, 3) extend for six weeks during the summer of the EESC MNR residency, and 4) be followed by a professional paper or report on the project completed as part of the internship. All four requirements must be approved by student advisors for full credit in this course.