A field trip in your own backyard

3 Sep 2020
Students in the field
Outback Ecology Field Studies (BIOL3016) students ventured into their own backyards and neighbourhoods, refining key ecological skills.

In the midst of a global pandemic, UQ researchers have been rising to the occasion, transforming their subjects into online and socially-distanced learning experiences.

Even studies out of the classroom have felt the strain of COVID-19 precautions. Many field subjects – often requiring travel and large group activities – have been put on hold across Australian universities.

Dr John Dwyer and his fellow teaching staff at UQ’s School of Biological Sciences have tried to buck this trend – creating a ‘travel’ experience in the backyards and neighbourhoods of their students.

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