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7th Life Discovery - Doing Science Education conference


Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2021, Estes Park, CO
Theme: Pushing Past Barriers: Ecological Science for All.

We especially welcome proposals that showcase inclusive teaching approaches that engage students from all backgrounds and interests in ecology. Teaching ideas at any stage of development for our unique Education Share Fair are accepted till filled.

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View Resource Resources to Help You to Prepare a Course in Plant Diversity

The extensive (2.4 gig) resources available on OSF (see link) are intended to help young faculty members develop a course on plant diversity. They can be used in whole or in part to jump start a course. They include both lecture and laboratory materials, as well as homework, quizzes, and exams. These materials were developed over the course of more than 15 years and have been extensively tested in...

 

Publisher: PlantEd Digital Library

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View Resource Redlining and Environmental Justice

In this lesson, we explore the inequity that exists in environmental health and nature because of changes we, humans, have made in our environment. Typically, people who have access to nature are generally healthier and have reduced incidences of respiratory illnesses (e.g., asthma), decreased blood pressure, and decreased chance of depression. Unfortunately, highly urbanized areas have higher...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Introduction to Ethnobotany syllabus

Syllabus for a sophomore-level introductory course in Ethnobotany

 

Publisher: EconBotEd Digital Library

View Resource 4DEE Activity - Estimation of Animal Population Size

This activity is a lab exercise that teaches students how to estimate animal population size. It covers two main techniques: Mark and Recapture (MR) and Capture Per Unit Effort (C/UE). The MR methods include the Lincoln-Petersen and the Schumacher-Eschmeyer approaches. Three approaches for the C/UE method are also included. This exercise is aligned with the Ecological Society of America's Four...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource Effects of Intraspecific Competition on Plants

This lab exercise examines the effect of density on the survival and growth of plant populations. Students examine a variety of parameters in experimental populations of radish plants grown at different densities. They evaluate their findings against the Law of Final Constant Yield and the Reciprocal Yield Law. This exercise follows the Four Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework...

 

Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library