Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 2005


Published in Great Plains Research 15:2 (Fall 2005). Copyright © 2005 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Used by permission.


This is the rousing story of a rebel university professor who has spent a 36- year career passionately committed to teaching science students to be scientists rather than lecturing to them about science. Janovy's teaching experiences both at the Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS) on the south shore of Lake Ogallala in Keith County, Nebraska, and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's "city" campus can be described as an ongoing quest to bring the wealth of science in its context from Cedar Point to the "pedagogical poverty" of the large lecture hall setting in Lincoln.