Fall 2015

Lab Schedule (Tentative)
Normal lab time is 1:00-4:00.

Date Topic Location Notes
Aug 24 Local Green Spaces Ruskin Freer Nature Preserve, Blackwater Creek  
Aug 31 Izaak Walton League Madison Heights  
Sep 7 GIS in Conservation:  Managing the Yellowstone Ecosystem Hobbs 209 Short Lab
Sep 14 Turnip the Beets Farm and CSA Amherst County  
Sep 21 Mill Mountain Zoo Roanoke Return 6:00
Sep 28 Wildlife Center of Virginia Waynesboro Return 5:00
Oct 5 Island Biogeography Hobbs 209 Short Lab
  Fall Break is Oct 8-11    
Oct 12 Jamey River Spiny Mussel Conservation Pedlar River  
Oct 19 James River State Park Norwood  
Oct 26 Appomattox Court House Historical Park APCO NHP  
Nov 2 Quantifying Landscape Pattern Hobbs 209 Short Lab
Nov 9 Managing a Nature Center Claytor Nature Study Center  
Nov 17 Fire Ecology/Vernal Pools Conservation/Piney River Superfund Site ?  
Nov 23 No Lab - Thanksgiving Break    
Nov 30 Public Forum:  Reintroducing Wolves to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Hobbs 221 Short Lab

Assignments (unless noted otherwise, each lab assignment is worth 10 points and should be submitted via Moodle 2 by the beginning of Thursday's class)

Local Green Spaces
Prior to lab:   
visit and read the Preserve's webpage and its trail webpage.
visit and read Kathie Driscoll's webpage.
provide 1 typed question for the Kathie; bring theis to lab.
these questions and the answer to one of them (hand-written) will be turned in at the end of lab.
After lab:
Kathie is looking to hire a student intern.  See the job description here.  Create a cover letter and resume to apply for this internship.