LSU Shreveport Dual Enrollment Teachers Receive Laboratory Units
June 22, 2011Four LSU Shreveport Dual Enrollment teachers are the recipients of environmental laboratory units purchased through a Board of Regents Support Fund grant awarded to two LSU Shreveport professors, Dr. Dalton Gossett, associate dean, professor and chair in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Stephen Banks, professor of biological sciences.
The goal of the project was to enhance student experiential learning opportunities in the LSUS Dual Enrollment courses. In order to more effectively acquaint students with the relationship between agriculture and the environment, four HACH Advanced Portable Laboratory units were purchased.
The recipients of the laboratory units are Eric Clinton, Parkway High School; Carol Wade, Benton High School; Danielle Bullock, Haughton High School; and Anne Kilbourn, Elm Grove Middle School. All of the teachers are currently enrolled in one of LSUS' graduate programs and were chosen on the basis of their being identified as excellent science teachers. Each recipient is currently teaching or planning to teach a Dual Enrollment course in biology or environmental science. The teachers were brought to the LSUS campus for a one-day workshop, instructed on how to use the equipment in the laboratory unit to perform various analyses and given a tour of the new LSUS Red River Watershed Management Institute field laboratory and classroom facility, the Anderson Watershed Research Station.
In the future the teachers will also be given a tour of the constructed wetlands at the LSU Agriculture Center Red River Agricultural Research Station. The teachers and students will therefore have the opportunity to use the portable laboratory units to conduct water quality analyses at two different types of facilities. The students will gain valuable "hands-on" experience and the application of the scientific approach to research. They will also be better equipped to enter the work force with the hands-on experience afforded by this project.
For more information on Dual Enrollment contact Sherri Bohannon at 318-797-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Red River Watershed Management Institute contact Gary Hanson at 318-797-5041 or visit www.lsus.edu/rrwmi.
For more information on the Board of Regents Support Fund grant and the laboratory units contact Dr. Dalton Gossett.
Pictured: Carol Wade, Benton High School; Dr. Dalton Gossett, LSU Shreveport; Anne Kilbourn, Elm Grove
Media Contact: Dr. Dalton Gossett, 318.797.5231 (email@example.com)