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Oerlemans, Reynolds Organize Panel on Interdisciplinary Teaching and Adirondacks

Part of Symposium "Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest"

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Associate Professor of English Onno Oerlemans and Associate Professor of Biology Pat Reynolds organized and participated in a panel "Interdisciplinary Teaching on the Adirondacks" at the Symposium "Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest." The symposium was sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and held June 4 - 6 in Crawford Notch, N.H. Oerlemans and Reynolds were joined by three others working on interdisciplinary teaching on the Adirondacks, including Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Biology Ernest Williams.

Oerlemans, Reynolds and Williams teach the interdisciplinary Sophomore Seminar "Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park." For the panel, Williams presented "Interdisciplinarity vs. Multidisciplinarity in Teaching and Learning about the Adirondacks," Reynolds discussed "Teaching Adirondack Science in an Interdisciplinary Context: Integrative Trails" and Oerlemans presented "Beyond bewilderment: Designing an Environmental Studies Program Suited to the Character of the Adirondacks as Cultural Landscape." A fourth panelist, SUNY Potsdam Adjunct Instructor of English and Communications Michael Wilson, presented "Beyond Bewilderment: Designing an Environmental Studies Program Suited to the Character of the Adirondacks as a Cultural Landscape." Phil Terrie, a professor of English at Bowling Green State University, partipated as a panel respondent.

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