CFANS Adapts: Using podcasts to teach basic soil science

March 17, 2020

As we all adapt to this new way of being we’d like to showcase those feel-good ways our community is supporting one another, and we’d like to hear how students, faculty and staff are adjusting their approaches and routines to uphold our purpose-driven mission. Share your story with us by posting on your social media channels, and use #CFANSAdapts. Feel free to share the big, the small, and all the things in between that are making you smile right now.

Our first CFANS shoutout goes to all our instructors who are finding alternative ways to teach our students. Specifically, we wanted to shoutout Department of Soil, Water, and Climate professor Nic Jelinski and grad student Leanna Leverich who are rising to the challenge of delivering content in new and creative ways. They have created a podcast for their Basic Soil Science course. We especially enjoyed the general reflections shared by Nic Jelinski at the beginning of episode one, which will brighten your day. Give it a listen. Thank you to everyone who is going above and beyond to keep our classes going.

On our Instagram page, we’ll be focusing on how students are doing and how they’re adapting to their new normal. On Twitter we’ll be focusing on those involved with online teaching and research to learn more about how they’re adapting in those areas. On Facebook and on our website we’ll be showcasing more in-depth stories across those subject areas where we’ll dive a little bit deeper. Check back for more of these stories in the days and weeks to come.

Image of soil with the words, "Soil Stories with Nic and Leanna" overlaid.