Abstract: An upper-level class field research project in a local stream, followed by an honors thesis, found no fish due to acid rain, whereas a nearby stream held fish and good water quality. Another student and I studied a larger region. Most streams flowing through the Tuscarora sandstone could not neutralize acid precipitation, whereas adjacent sandstones could (reported in Science of the Total Environment). I developed an intro-level field exercise adopted by several departmental colleagues. The discovery-based exercise has students collect data, form hypotheses, write a report, receive feedback from the instructor, then peer-revise.

Carl Kirby,
Professor of Geology
"From Classroom to Theses to Article and back to Classroom"


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