For years, Lynchburg College environmental science students have been researching the health of local waterways. The News & Advance recently ran an article about how their work provides a snapshot of stream health. By giving students real-world experience with environmental work, the activity helps them think critically about solutions, the story says.
Dr. Tom Shahady, an environmental science professor, “teaches his students to be not only scientists, but people who will speak up for their data,” the story says. “‘I am creating advocates, but I’m trying to make sure they can critically think,’ Shahady said.”