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Scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2005 02:45 PM-05:00 PM: Session 4 (Parliament Room) Workshop


TEACHING IN THE FIELD - AN AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PRIMATOLOGISTS EDUCATION COMMITTEE WORKSHOP ON PRACTICES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN FIELD SCHOOLS

L. Miller1, S. Howell2 and B. Lessnau3
1MiraCosta College, Dept. of Anthropology, MiraCosta College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA, 2Director of Research and Development, Alpha Genesis, Inc., 95 Castle Hall Road, Yemassee, SC, 3Wildlife Survival Center, St. Catherine’s Island, Midway, GA
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     This workshop is the latest in an on-going series presented by the Education Committee of the American Society of Primatologists and designed to prepare students and young professionals for their careers in primatology. The workshop will provide information necessary to develop and teach a field school course. Topics to be addressed include teaching a field course (curriculum and texts), developing appropriate student projects (the advantages of individual vs. group projects), setting up a new field site (including logistics and advertising), and field school opportunities that are currently available. Workshop participants will hear from a panel of experienced speakers and will have ample opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.