Redlair brings arts and sciences and teaching students together
Local resources, like the Redlair preserve along the Catawba River, serve as natural teaching laboratories for students at Queens University of Charlotte.
Dr. Jennifer Collins' students in the Masters of Arts in Teaching program recently worked with students from Dr. Jeffrey Thomas's undergraduate biology majors to describe patterns of plant variation in growth form and distribution.
"The interaction allowed the students to teach and learn from each other as they explored ecological interactions in North Carolina ecosystems," said Thomas.
Redlair Farm and Forest is a property protected by the Catawba Lands Conservancy.
The partnership between College of Arts and Sciences students and those in the Cato School of Education creates opportunities for students to learn from each other. The students share what they've previously studied and apply that knowledge in teams.