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.

Collecting water quality and stream flow data with two Cherokee Nation scientists

Field trip to Ft. Gibson dam

Mapping using GPS units

Creating series of aquifers and wells in a self-designed groundwater model

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



Collecting temperature and relative humidity


Testing water samples


Learning from water treatment plant supervisor


Mapping the area in front of Seminary Hall