Science Methods Students Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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GSMNPOn Saturday, Oct. 4, students in EDEL 416 spent the day at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Students collected citizen science data for several environmental monitoring projects currently taking place in the park. They also deepened their science content knowledge, learned about science-related curriculum and pedagogy for elementary and middle grades students, and learned about the National Park and ways it and other parks can be used in community-based education.