Bringing Atmospheric Sciences to a Geoscience Field Course for Undergraduates
The Department of Geoscience at Hobart & William Smith Colleges has recently developed and offered a new field-based undergraduate course to teach students using an immersion, hands-on approach that incorporates projects focused on weather, climate, hydrology, and geology. The field course has been offered as a two-week experience during each of the last four years. The presentation will focus on the challenges and benefits to providing students this type of opportunity, specifically with respect to students studying in the atmospheric sciences. Specific examples will be provided based on field courses co-lead by the author to Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest during the last two years.