1. Goals and Objectives

Overarching goal: Encourage curiosity about the natural world using a field-based approach.

Goal 1: Provide opportunities for a deep understanding of the scientific method
Goal 2: Encourage diligence and perseverance during data collection
Goal 3: Promote collegiality among peers
Goal 4: Help students empathize with the complexities/difficulties of doing research
Goal 5: Exercise critical thinking skills
Goal 6: Develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world
Goal 7: Reflect on self and biology for deep learning

Working in the Lodge with students and Dr. Dziadyk, 2011.

Field demonstration of sampling aquatic organisms with peer mentor, Brad Cosentino, 2011.

Studying antlion behavior, 2009.