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Selecting a Site for Field Study

Head outside for an intensive field study and learn how to map a site. Students are introduced to the techniques used by scientists in the field—how to select a site for study; and how to measure, mark, and map it. They then apply these concepts to an actual site, selected for a study of local biodiversity; teams measure, mark, and map individual plots and then combine their maps to create a map of the entire site.