Presenter Information

Jim Berkson, Virginia Tech

Location

Cheatham 317

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 4:30 PM

End Date

27-3-2010 5:00 PM

Description

The National Mairne Fisheries Service and Virginia Tech have teamed to develop a unique learning experience for top undergraduate students from across the country. During the six week summer program, students learn about the complexities of an important marine resources issue first‐hand from the experts who know the subject the best. In the summer of 2006, six students learned about marine protected areas (MPAs), and in particular, methods to evaluate the effectiveness of MPAs. The six students traveled to two MPAs in different stages of development and met with MPA experts. We designed the summer program to share the summer students’ experiences and newly gained knowledge with students in classrooms around the world. To accomplish this, the summer students created a multi‐media, case study‐based, educational website that truly demonstrates the complexities of the MPA issue. Our long term goal is to create a library of diverse marine resources case studies, created by students, for students. Additional websites created during the previous summer are also currently available. The websites can be accessed at http://www.nmfs.vt.edu/casestudy.htm

Comments

Citation: Author(s). 2010. Students teaching students a unique approach to learning about the complexities of marine resource management. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Making it Real-General, Paper Number 1. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/MakingIt/1/.

 
Mar 27th, 4:30 PM Mar 27th, 5:00 PM

Students Teaching Students ­ A Unique Approach to Learning about the Complexities of Marine Resource Management

Cheatham 317

The National Mairne Fisheries Service and Virginia Tech have teamed to develop a unique learning experience for top undergraduate students from across the country. During the six week summer program, students learn about the complexities of an important marine resources issue first‐hand from the experts who know the subject the best. In the summer of 2006, six students learned about marine protected areas (MPAs), and in particular, methods to evaluate the effectiveness of MPAs. The six students traveled to two MPAs in different stages of development and met with MPA experts. We designed the summer program to share the summer students’ experiences and newly gained knowledge with students in classrooms around the world. To accomplish this, the summer students created a multi‐media, case study‐based, educational website that truly demonstrates the complexities of the MPA issue. Our long term goal is to create a library of diverse marine resources case studies, created by students, for students. Additional websites created during the previous summer are also currently available. The websites can be accessed at http://www.nmfs.vt.edu/casestudy.htm

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/MakingIt/1