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Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory at Shippensburg University is a cooperative of thirteen faculty members to improve undergraduate science education. The website details the involvement of continuous monitoring of hydrology, water quality, and meteorology and data collection and analysis in various undergraduate courses. Users can view the streams, land use, soils, geology, and other GIS data sets for the watershed. Individuals can obtain watershed data and can view aerial photographs of the watershed as well as pictures of a flood in 1997 and also area springs. Teachers can inspect the class projects including the comparison of NEXRAD radar and precipitation gauge values. This website provides a great example of how students can participate in hands-on learning by studying landscapes right in their own backyard.
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