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FNR 348 Wildlife Inves▯ga▯onal Techniques Instructor: Dr. Liz Flaherty Last row of seats is reserved for students that have classes just before this on the other side of campus or the TA’s. Introduc▯ons Today’s Outline • Meet your instruc▯onal team • Important syllabus informa▯on • What to expect and how to succeed in this course 2 Meet your instruc▯onal team Course Descrip▯on An introduc▯on to current wildlife research techniques that are used in managing popula▯ons and habitats. Laboratory and ﬁeld exercises are used to gather and analyze data; basic data analysis and wri▯en dissemina▯on of results is emphasized. -‐ Very applied! 4 Lecture • Course Textbook – Will also use it in Wildlife Habitat Management – Suggested/supplemental books – Reading primary literature • A Sand County Almanac • 3-‐ring binder • Dividers • Lab notebook 5 Lab • Begins THIS WEEK – PFEN 202 Computer Lab • Required – informa▯on from some labs will be used to write lab reports – If you miss lab without an approved excuse, your grade will drop one +/-‐ grade • Developing skills you’ll use in future classes and throughout your career = IMPORTANT 6 Lab • John S. Wright Forestry Center and Purdue Wildlife Area (PWA) for some labs – 1007 N. 725 W -‐ about 7.5 miles west of campus • Lab will begin 15 minutes late to allow for travel ▯me (2:45 PM) when we meet oﬀ campus. • Drive SLOWLY turning into the Wright Center – nearly every year a student slides into the sign! • Wear appropriate clothing and shoes! • Heavy pants (e.g. Carhart Double-‐front pants) • Emergencies email or call/text Dr. Flaherty (307-‐399-‐4141 cell) • No cell phone service at the Wright Center 7 Syllabus highlights: Best way to contact me: eﬂaher@purdue.edu -‐ From Purdue email accounts only! Oﬃce Hours: Mon 4-‐5, Wed 11:30-‐12:30, Thurs 9:30-‐10:30 Or by appointment (email me) Read full syllabus before next class 8 THE CLASS WEBSITE • Blackboard Learn • Required • Excellent resource • Access syllabus, notes, readings, class calendar, grades • Course Table //mycourses.purdue.edu 9 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – A MESSAGE FROM PURDUE To report an emergency, call 911. To obtain updates regarding an ongoing emergency, sign up for Purdue Alert text messages, view www.purdue.edu/ea. There are nearly 300 Emergency Telephones outdoors across campus and in parking garages that connect directly to the PUPD. If you feel threatened or need help, push the bu▯on and you will be connected immediately. If we hear a ﬁre alarm during class we will immediately suspend class, evacuate the building, and proceed outdoors. Do not use the elevator. 10 If we are no▯ﬁed during class of a Shelter in Place requirement for a tornado warning, we will suspend class and shelter in the ﬁrst ﬂoor bathrooms and interior hallways. If we are no▯ﬁed during class of a Shelter in Place requirement for a hazardous materials release, or a civil disturbance, including a shoo▯ng or other use of weapons, we will suspend class and shelter in the classroom, shu▯ng the door and turning oﬀ the lights. Please review the Emergency Preparedness website for addi▯onal informa▯on. h▯p://www.purdue.edu/ehps/emergency_preparedness/ index.html 11 Emergency at the Wright Center If we hear a ﬁre alarm during class we will immediately suspend class, evacuate the building, and proceed outdoors. In the event of a tornado or severe weather, Wright Center staﬀ will sound the air horn inside and outside the building if a tornado warning is issued. Tornado shelter is in women’s restroom near the kitchen. If we are no▯ﬁed during class of a Shelter in Place requirement for a hazardous materials release, or a civil disturbance, including a shoo▯ng or other use of weapons, we will suspend class and shelter in the classroom, shu▯ng and locking the door and turning oﬀ the lights. 12 This is NOT your tradi▯onal biology lecture class IT MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU’RE EXPECTING OR USED TO! 13 How will you be evaluated in this course? • Personal techniques notebook and lab reports – 10% • Weekly Wri▯ng Assignments – 40% • Weekly Quiz – 30% (includes in-‐class ac▯vi▯es) – Drop 2 lowest grades at end of semester – No make-‐up quizzes – don’t ask (absences will count towards your two dropped quizzes) • In-‐class ac▯vi▯es – No make-‐ups (For university-‐excused absences, these points won’t count toward your ﬁnal grade) • Land Ethic Paper – 20% 14 Why no exams? • Long-‐term memory • Increased learning • Wri▯ng = prac▯ce for professional world • Useful semester product = notebook 15 Laptop Policy • Prefer that you did not use a laptop • Why? – Almost impossible to resist email, Facebook, surﬁng internet – Mul▯tasking with computer impairs learning – Sure – it’s your choice BUT you damage learning environment of those around you and the instructor. – Classroom environment – discussion, conversa▯on – Taking notes by hand improves comprehension – Oﬀ task computer use is going to result in you leaving the classroom. 16 How to be successful in this course (and your other upper-level Wildlife classes) Davis (1993) found that students learn best when: -‐ they discussed what they read -‐ they prac▯ced what they learned -‐ they applied prac▯ces and ideas. 18 Need to be exposed to something at least 7 ▯mes before it is stored in your memory. WE REMEMBER 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and hear 70% of what we discuss with others 80% of what we personally experience 95% of what we teach others -‐ Edgar Dale 19 Constructivism • Theory about learning • People learn from constructing their own knowledge – Dewey 1916 • Scaffold knowledge – Ausubel 1963 • = Learner-centered teaching 20 Success Strategy • For every 1 hr in class, should plan to spend 2-‐3 hours outside of class each week. – 6-‐9 hrs each week for this course • A▯end lecture and lab • Print and bring lecture notes • Pay a▯en▯on – limit distrac▯ons • Review notes from lecture/lab the evening a▯er class • Incorporate lecture content into lab reports whenever possible • Don’t wait un▯l the last minute on reports and paper! 21 And now, advice from my past students: “Dr. Flaherty will push the students to manage their ▯me, put their knowledge to the test without being unfair, help the student to teach themselves, make them be crea▯ve, and ﬁnd ways to complete assignments on their own. Be pa▯ent with the work, because it will all pay oﬀ in the end.” “Always a▯end class and lab. The discussions, ques▯ons, and personal stories are just as helpful and interes▯ng as any of the material.” 22 because she’s pre▯y cool and helpful.“ need it “Think long and hard about why you are in this class and more broadly, in this department and keep this in mind to that you will maximize the beneﬁts which you receive from these classes.” “Time management is key.” “Need a healthy background in excel and word.” “Discussion was encouraged and makes the class more enjoyable and beneﬁcial!” 23 Why does this class have a reputa▯on of being unexpectedly challenging? • Mastering techniques/methods/concepts that you will use in future classes and your career. – Important building blocks! • Who said science was easy?! • Super compe▯▯ve career but also super awesome – I WANT YOU TO GET THAT JOB! 25 For Wednesday: • Login to Blackboard course website – Download notes for Wednesday – Read the reading assignment • Read full syllabus For lab this week and next week: • Read full syllabus, sign syllabus contract, bring it with you to lab (your entry ▯cket into the computer lab) • Read parts I and II and answer the ques▯ons in the lab ac▯vity for this week. • Find an ar▯cle in the Journal of Wildlife Management that was published in the last 6 months, print the en▯re thing, bring it with you to lab. 26 Important date for your calendars! • Friday, February 26 is the FNR Career Fair! Be there or be square (or poten▯ally unemployed for the summer)! 27
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