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Environmental Science

ES 105
Field Studies in Environmental Science

Course Description

An interdisciplinary natural science approach to the study of environmental issues. The primary focus of this course is a drinking water supply for Saratoga Springs: Loughberry Lake. The sources of the lake's water supply, chemical characteristics of the lake, and the nature of the land surrounding the lake, including Skidmore's North Woods, are considered from a biological, chemical, and geological perspective. The course involves laboratory and field work and emphasizes the scientific method, and techniques and theories used to measure, analyze, and describe changes in the environment. Three house of lecture, three hours of lab a week. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: QR1. (Fulfills natural sciences requirement.)

Recent Instructors

Instructor Phone E-mail Office
Cathy Gibson
(lecture & lab)
x 5123 Dana 178
Kim Marsella
x 5195 Harder 192
Sue Van Hook
x 5085 Dana 329A


MWF 11:15-12:10 Davis Auditorium


Field Studies in Environmental Science Custom Text, McGraw-Hill Publishers
Additional readings and course info can be found on Blackboard.