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Bringing field ecology online
If outdoor learning were a religion, Erika Zavaleta would be among its foremost acolytes. An online ecology course, she realized, could attract students who would never consider taking a class requiring live field trips. By bringing field biology to a broader range of people, Zavaleta hopes the course will help broaden racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in ecology and environmental studies. ā€œIā€™m interested in making more ways for people to have an entry point to get interested in conservation, an internship at a reserve, or taking a class with a field component.ā€Read more >

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