Sunday, August 11, 2019

GSU students visit NP to apply environmental science concepts studied in class

A few of the 10 GSU students are seen here at Goodman's Bay testing water quality for salinity, nitrogen, pH, phosphorus, dissolved oxygen and fecal coliforms.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It’s not common for a university class to pack their bags and head overseas to conduct hands-on research during the summer, but a group of  students who were recently enrolled in a three-week summer Environmental Science class at the Decatur campus of Georgia State University (GSU) got the opportunity to do just that

The Environmental Science class, which comprised of junior, sophomore and senior students, hopped on a plane and headed to Nassau, Bahamas, with the hope of applying all that they had learned in the classroom in a ‘real world’ setting.

The 3-week study abroad class, implemented by Georgia State University’s Environmental Science Professor A. Steinau, who is also a Bahamian native, spent one week in The Bahamas assessing the marine water quality of New Providence and some of the Island’s indigenous plants and animal species.

The students – all females – also got the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture of The Bahamas.  Read more >>