of Biology and Natural Resources
Fleener's love of the mountains inspires his teaching and is a thread
in all of his courses. His 1996 Rocky Mountain Internship Program,
the 1999 and 2001 Nepal Himalaya Abroad Programs, and the 2003 Mountain
Quest Program to Appalachia and Peru are natural stepping stones to
a web-based program of courses on mountain ecology.
Glen Arbor, MI
love for the outdoors made Biology a natural major for her. She is
goal oriented and her initiative and her conscientious nature are
an asset to this program. She is new to technology and began with
scanning. Web pages next!
objective is to create a web site for a mountain ecology program.
goal is for Dr. Fleener to be fluent in building and managing
his web site.
& Specific Problems
Fleener works with a Colorado organization that focuses on mountain
ecology. He would like to develop materials that can be used both
in his Principia College teaching as well as in his work in Colorado.
In both cases, it will be important to access the material off campus.
Skills Advanced: Fleener is fluent with technology. He
covers a wide variety of technical applications in the course of
his teaching, including the Graphical Information System (GIS) Arcview
incorporating the use of a GPS.
Spring, 2003 Fleener is directing the Mountain Quest Program to
Appalachia and Peru. Stephanie will do no mentoring. She will only
scan. Fall, 2003 both she and Dr. Fleener will be in Nepal. While
they will not be working on the technical aspects of this project,
they expect to build their collaborative skills and do some preliminary
data base: ACDSee
provides key fields and searchable text fields. Naming and describing
the images will make them accessible and useful for faculty and
students alike in researching and illustrating projects.
used the Nikon slide scanner and stacker. She scanned several hundred
Limitations, & Next Steps
Stephanie scanned images and used ACDSee as the database for the
images and information about the locations. Fleener's personal slide
collection of mountain venues gathered from his travels will be
an integral component to this project. Most of the images she started
with were from Nepal, the destination for their study abroad next
fall. Stephanie worked completely independently. She was persistent
at resolving problems when storage space became an issue. She saved
to the local hard drive and burned to CDs until more storage space
became available. The new server for storing images lifted this
With Fleener in Peru and contact minimal, the partnership has yet
to develop. He was unavailable for consultation on key fields for
the images. Many of the slides were not labeled so data on those
slides is incomplete.
Steps: Fall, 2003 Stephanie and Fleener will be in Appalachia
and Nepal. We will try to find a way to work this project into her
academic requirements for the program.
Tool: We will explore Blackboard, FrontPage, and Dreamweaver
as possible tools for his site. Stephanie will learn the application,
build the site, and train Dr. Fleener in editing and managing the