Immersive Learning for Geography

Immersive learning is a teaching method where students participate in their own learning via field trips, research, outreach, collaborating, hands-on activities, guest speakers, and inquiry-based lessons. The NSU Geography program incorporates these methods into its courses. Majors and non-majors will experience learning through a variety of methods.

nsu geography students immersed in learning
Collecting water quality and stream flow data with two Cherokee Nation scientists

nsu geography students immersed in learning
Field trip to Ft. Gibson dam

nsu geography students immersed in learning
Mapping using GPS units

nsu geography students immersed in learning
Creating series of aquifers and wells in a self-designed groundwater model

nsu geography students immersed in learning

Collecting & analyzing data and creating hypotheses relating to stream velocity, landslides, and building structures

nsu geography students immersed in learning

Collecting temperature and relative humidity

nsu geography students immersed in learning

Testing water samples

nsu geography students immersed in learning

Learning from water treatment plant supervisor

nsu geography students immersed in learning

Mapping the area in front of Seminary Hall