Auburn University’s summer practicum a keystone of forestry, wildlife student education

By Auburn University
Cision Newswire
September 12, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

AUBURN, Alabama — The Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, located in Andalusia, Alabama, was created by a gift from Solon and Martha Dixon to Auburn University in 1978. The donation, which included 5,350 acres of land and a $500,000 monetary contribution for the purpose of building the educational facilities, was at that time the largest gift in Auburn University history. …It is at the Dixon Center, with its state-of-the-art classrooms and diverse forest habitats, that Solon Dixon’s vision to provide experiential learning is manifested as students travel to the center each year for the college’s summer practicum experience. First established in 1980, the summer practicum allows students the valuable opportunity to immediately practice in the field what is learned in the classroom. It is this unique combination of traditional and experiential learning that makes the practicum experience renowned for preparing students for the fields of forestry and wildlife sciences.

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