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Survey about Animal Behavior Teaching Resources

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 09 October 2012 · 1,558 views

The Animal Behavior Society Education Committee is working on early plans for a digital archive of teaching resources (both K-12 and college). To help in their planning, they would like to hear about ideas or resources that already exist. If you have a teaching...


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Apply to present at the inaugural Life Discovery - Doing Science conference

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 18 July 2012 · 642 views

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On March 15-16, 2013, the Ecological Society of America and partner societies will be hosting a new Life Discovery - Doing Science conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. This conference is intended for...


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Article on Teaching with the Macaulay Library

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 04 May 2012 · 700 views

In the May issue of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, there is a Tips and Tools article on teaching with the Macaulay Library and Raven software. Our undergraduate intern, Ileana Betancourt was the first...


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Early-bird conference registration deadlines approaching (UPDATED)

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 26 April 2012 · 887 views

If you're trying to pinch pennies to travel to a science or education meeting this summer, consider this a helpful reminder that several advance registration deadlines are looming! Here's a short list in order of deadlines:
Evolution 2012 in Ottawa is shaping up to be quite...


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BioQUEST Summer Workshop on Data Literacy June 16-22 - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 20 March 2012 · 579 views

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Are you a faculty member interested in learning how to teach with biological and ecological datasets? The well-regarded and long-standing BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium will be focusing their annual summer...


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Used a lesson? Tell us what you think!

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 09 February 2012 · 722 views

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On the Investigations page, you can see a growing collection of resources to help college biology and environmental science instructors teach with citizen science data and...


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Online course: using Project Budburst to teach about phenology and climate change

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 26 January 2012 · 492 views

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The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is offering a new online course for educators focused on its well-known citizen science program: PBB 501 - Project BudBurst: Introduction to Plant Phenology and Climate Change. The...


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Watch the Archive of the Cyberlearning Research Summit (UPDATED)

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 11 January 2012 · 438 views

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Does your brain need a little stimulation to get back in gear for the spring semester? On Wednesday, January 18, top figures from the educational technology world met in Washington, D.C. to discuss new trends in cyberlearning....


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Search the new Macaulay Library for animal sound and video examples

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 10 November 2011 · 395 views

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The Macaulay Library, the world's largest scientifically annotated collection of animal behavior recordings, has just launched an all-new interface. The search tools to find audio and video...


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Article Reviewing Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences

  Posted by Colleen McLinn , 09 August 2011 · 519 views

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Check out a new article in the summer issue of CBE Life Sciences Education, reviewing alternative ways to involve more undergraduates in research, aside from the traditional...