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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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South Mudd 365
Field Courses for All: Creating inclusive field learning opportunities for students and faculty with disabilities
Anita Marshall, University of Florida, Gainesville,

In the geosciences, field work is valued for learning opportunities and research, as well as personal and professional growth for students. But exclusion from these formative learning experiences can negatively influence degree persistence and career prospects for students with disabilities. Based on an evaluation of disability-inclusive field courses, current work designing an accessible field course, and personal experiences undertaking field research with a physical disability, this presentation will explore a technology-based approach to inclusive field learning and best practices for building supportive learning communities that can be applied in any setting; classroom, lab, field, or virtual.

For more information, please contact Bronagh Glaser by email at bglaser@caltech.edu or visit Environmental Science and Engineering.