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Enriching biology courses using geospatial technology


November 8, 2013

education graphic Biology students at Virginia Highlands Community College are using geospatial technology to map tree species on campus and to document reptile and amphibian life throughout the region, courtesy of a grant from the National Science Foundation. Full Story

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