Conference Recordings

Regionalism, Ecology, and Field-based Learning in the Ozark Mountains

Published October 27, 2021
Presented by Janice Greene, Missouri State University | Josh Harrold, BNIM Architects | Mark Wheeler, Missouri State University-Springfield

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Missouri State University-Springfield

Post-pandemic, it is increasingly important for institutions to create innovative new outdoor learning environments. This session will share a project that defines field-based learning, planning, and design methodologies that reflect the natural regional ecology of the Ozark Mountain landscape. In addition to providing hands-on, field-based immersion for graduate students and researchers the project also brought about new community partnerships for STEM education. Come learn about the project's site challenges, regionalism advocacy, community partnerships, and STEM educational frameworks.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain how to successfully navigate donor relations, undervalued and remote sites, working with consultant teams.
  2. Incorporate regional history and site-specific approaches in remote or unexpected locations for learning 'off the grid' in a post-COVID academic landscape.
  3. Develop partnerships outside your institution on both your main campus and in remote locations for STEM hands-on learning programs.
  4. Identify the right environments for site-specific, outdoor, immersive field-based learning initiatives with a focus on hands-on active learning spaces.


Janice Greene, Professor, Missouri State University
Josh Harrold, Associate Principal, BNIM Architects
Mark Wheeler, University Architect, Director, Missouri State University-Springfield

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPN21C1095) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Delivered 10/27/2021.

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