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