Blog: Environmental Science Students Rise to Storytelling Challenge
From the UC Davis’ Center for Watershed Sciences’ California WaterBlog, in a post by Sarah Yarnell:
“Every spring for the past 12 years, a class of a dozen or so UC Davis undergraduates ride a river in the American West for a learning adventure like none other in their college life.
“Whether rafting the Colorado through the Grand Canyon, plying the undammed Skeena in British Columbia or paddling the Kobuk in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, the educational strategy has charted the same course:
“Take the pieces of environmental science that students learned sporadically in their introductory courses and apply them holistically to a watershed, so they see – usually for the first time – how they all fit together. …
“This year called Ecology and Management of Sierra Nevada Rivers (ESP 190), the university’s Center for Watershed Sciences added a fundamentally new and unexpected class requirement: produce a short video documentary.”