Regionalism, Ecology, and Field-based Learning in the Ozark Mountains
Post-pandemic, it is increasingly important for institutions to create innovative new outdoor learning environments. This session will share a project that defines field-based learning, planning, and design methodologies that reflect the natural regional ecology of the Ozark Mountain landscape. In addition to providing hands-on, field-based immersion for graduate students and researchers the project also brought about new community partnerships for STEM education. Come learn about the project's site challenges, regionalism advocacy, community partnerships, and STEM educational frameworks.