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DeFelice, Amy; Adams, Jennifer D.; Branco, Brett; Pieroni, Pieranna – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
High school students in a large urban area, undergraduate students, and geoscience faculty at a local college used a placebased pedagogical approach to engage in real geoscience problem-based inquiry in a local urban park. The overarching goals of this project were to learn the potential of place-based geoscience research experiences to: influence…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disproportionate Representation, Urban Schools, Environmental Education
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Boger, Rebecca; Adams, Jennifer D.; Powell, Wayne – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Recognizing the need to attract more students, especially those from underrepresented groups, a team of college faculty and experienced New York City Department of Education (DOE) Earth Science Teachers redesigned the two foundational Earth and Environmental Science courses required for all teacher and science major students in the Department of…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, College Science, Earth Science, Urban Universities