The GeoSPACE Project and the Impact of Accessible, Inclusive Field Courses on Student Success

Event Type: 
Professional Seminar
Monday, September 18, 2023 - 12:20pm
University of Florida
Morrill 129

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Abstract: Field courses are a vital component of undergraduate geoscience education, yet some students, especially those with disabilities, are excluded from participation by physical and social barriers. The GeoSPACE Project aims to break down the barriers to field education with a unique hybrid planetary geology field course where students collaborate across field sites and from home through the use of communication technology. This presentation will explore the foundational principles, approach and tools of the field course, and the impact GeoSPACE has had on the retention and success of students from traditionally underserved identities in the geosciences.