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ERIC Number: EJ1100271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Multidisciplinary Science Summer Camp for Students with Emphasis on Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
Schwarz, Gunnar; Frenzel, Wolfgang; Richter, Wolfgang M.; Ta¨uscher, Lothar; Kubsch, Georg
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n4 p626-632 Apr 2016
This paper presents the course of events of a five-day summer camp on environmental chemistry with high emphasis on chemical analysis. The annual camp was optional and open for students of all disciplines and levels. The duration of the summer camp was five and a half days in the Feldberg Lake District in northeast Germany (federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania). The participants took part in the continuation of the examination of the lakes in the region, which leads back more than 50 years. They gained hands-on experience in environmental characterization of various lakes and classification by determining chemical, physical, and biological parameters such as phytoplankton, zooplankton, and macrophytes. Short lectures are presented by professionals covering a theoretical background of limnology, environmental chemistry, a variety of analytical methods, freshwater biology, and the specifics of the region. The camp in its present form was established in 1995, and about 20 students took part in the camp per year. Camp development, considerations regarding employed analytical methods, balance of theory, and other implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany