Photos: Oxford Institute for Environmental Education, June 1-6, 2014

June 9, 2014

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Professors of biology and OIEE instructors Eloise Carter and Steve Baker use a seine net to explore the ecosystem of Oxhouse Lake.

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Dakotah Campbell, teacher at Covington’s Newton High School, holds up the net used to capture lake organisms that will be closely examined later.
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An OIEE participant examines a specimen caught by netting in the lake.
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Specimen pans quickly fill with contents of the net used to take samples from the lake.
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Participants dissect the fish caught in the lake, then use microscopes to examine their digestive systems to see what other organisms they have eaten.
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Participants dig holes on the grounds of Oxford’s Old Church as part of their exercise in creating schoolyard investigation projects for their science curricula.
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In the Georgia Wildlife Federation’s wetlands, participants measure radii (see measuring tape) and work on identifying species within the delimited space.
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(Left to right) Emory senior and OIEE intern Maddie Metz; Steve Baker, Oxford professor of biology; and Dena Keiss, a teacher from Atlanta’s Intown Community School, cool off on a log in the wetlands area of the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

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The Oxford Institute for Environmental Education helps teachers at all grade levels learn to use their school grounds for scientific investigation. The six-day workshop teaches principles of ecology in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and how to create lesson plans based on this knowledge. Photos courtesy Oxford.