How birds are affected by an oil spill

ENV 122 students compared wet and oiled feathers under a microscope to see how birds are affected by an oil spill.  The left side of the feather is wet and the right side is oiled.feather dry and oiled

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Fall 2015 ENV 122 Class Visits Alexandria Renew Enterprises

My Fall 2015 ENV 122 students toured Alexandria Renew Enterprises’ wastewater treatment plant.  In this picture, students are learning about the control room at the plant.

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Register for Fall 2015

Registration is open for Fall 2015.  I am offering two sections of General Environmental Science I (ENV 121), both are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  One is 2:00 – 4:40 pm and the other is 4:50 – 7:30 pm.

I am also offering General Environmental Science II (ENV 122) Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 – 7:10 pm.

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Oil Spill

Some of my students got creative during our oil spill lab.oil spill lab sos

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Garter Snake at Dora Kelley Nature Park

Found this little guy with my Environmental Science I (ENV 121) class.garter snake face garter snake on arm

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Spring is Here

Spring peepers are chorusing at Dora Kelley Nature Park in Alexandria, VA.  Students got to see one up close while doing a lab on water quality indicators.

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Ready for Spring 2015?

Open registration for the spring 2015 semester begins Nov. 17th.  I am teaching two sections of ENV 121 (T/R 4:30-7:10pm and T/R 12:30-3:10pm) and one section of ENV 122 (M/W 4:30-7:10pm).

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Classes begin Mon., 1/12 so you must register by 11:59pm on Sun., 1/11.  No late registration is permitted.

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Bees!

Last week, my ENV 121 students heard a talk from George Mason University’s bee biologist, Dr. German Perilla, and then they toured the campus’ apiary.  The students learned about bee life history and bee conservation.

Students suit up to visit the bees.

Students suit up to visit the bees.

 

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ENV 121 Classes Tour Amazonia

Last week, my ENV 121 classes toured the National Zoo’s Amazonia exhibit with resident biologist Ed Smith.

Arapaima

One of the world’s largest freshwater fish, the Arapaima.

Up Close With A Spoonbill

Students get up close to a roseate spoonbill.

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The roseate spoonbill uses its sensitive spoon-shaped bill to detect food in the murky waters of the Amazon.

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Students get up close to a Goeldi’s monkey.

 

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ENV Courses for Fall 2014

The fall semester begins on Wed., 8/20.  One of my ENV 121 sections is full, but ENV 121 (002A, 0A2A) on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-7:10pm still has a few spots.

My ENV 122 on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-7:10pm is also open.

Remember to register by the strict deadline of Tues., 8/19 11:59pm.  This is a new policy starting this semester.  You cannot register for a class once the semester has begun!

See you in class!

ENV students touring a wastewater treatment plant.

ENV students touring a wastewater treatment plant.

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