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Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources. (7th : 2008, Corvallis, OR)

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Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources. (7th : 2008, Corvallis, OR)


This collection contains papers and posters presented at the 7th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 13-15, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon . An archive of all other UENR proceedings is available from The Quinney Library at Utah State University.

The Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (UENR for short) provides a forum for university-based educators to share strategies and techniques used to educate the entire spectrum of audiences for whom they offer educational programs. This conference, seventh in a series, explores teaching and learning innovations and issues facing educators in natural resource fields. Penn State (1996), Utah State (1998), the University of Missouri-Columbia (2000), North Carolina State (2002), Northern Arizona (2004), and Michigan State (2006) hosted the six previous conferences. The series arose from two prior conferences, held in Denver (1992) and then Syracuse (1994). This tradition of examining and sharing ideas in natural resources pedagogy extends from the early roots of professions represented by participants in these conferences.

The conference typically blends plenary and breakout sessions devoted to issues surrounding and methods for engaging students in learning. Topics reflect the diverse subject areas, techniques, and perspectives of faculty and administrators across a broad spectrum of interests and responsibilities. The conference is aimed at faculty and administrators interested in national trends in curricular issues and innovative teaching methods in natural resource fields. While much of the focus is on strategies and practices associated with college and university classes, the conference will include techniques and programs associated with the full spectrum of Extension and continuing education audiences, ranging from K-12 students and teachers to scientists and professional resource managers. It includes practices used within universities to foster and reward good teaching and effective learning.

If you see an abstract of interest in the list below but do not find the paper or presentation in this collection, please contact the lead author for more information.

Video of the two keynote addresses have been added. Currently these seem to play best using Mozilla and require Quicktime:


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