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Caption: New undergraduates entering Drexel University's environmental science major in the fall of 2012 will be the first to enroll in a newly redesigned environmental science bachelor's curriculum, which features a week-long interactive course -- prior to orientation -- at the Barnegat Bay Field Station in New Jersey. The field station provides opportunities for biological surveys and estuary studies of over 180 acres of diverse coastal and forest habitats; students will gain hands-on research experience in turtle ecology, wetland processes and climate change, fisheries biology and nutrient dynamics during their pre-orientation week. Drexel has redesigned its undergraduate curriculum in environmental science and established a new Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science as a result of its partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Academy is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For 200 years, the Academy has encouraged and cultivated the sciences, exploration of biodiversity and sharing discoveries with the public.
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