2024 W. Main Street, Suite A200
Durham, NC 27705-4667
Tel: (919) 668-4551
Fax: (919) 668-9198
Are you looking for ways to present current, relevant evolutionary biology research to your students? Would you like your students to analyze real datasets using the same computational tools as researchers? Would you like to join a community of educators working together to develop and refine pedagogically sound biology or evolution materials?
The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) invite you to a free workshop designed to introduce you to a collection of educational resources drawn from current evolution research projects. In addition to hands-on introductory sessions with these resources, participants will receive information about other relevant educational materials from BioQUEST and NESCent, and how to participate in the BioQUEST community.
Morning snacks and lunch will be provided. Participants will receive a copy of two books of teaching resources from BioQUEST: Microbes Count and Biological Inquiry: A Workbook of Investigative Cases. There is no fee to participate in this workshop, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information contact Jory Weintraub at (919) 668-4578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: May 29, 2008
Time: 8:30am – 4pm
2024 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27705
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration (Coffee, juice and bagels available)
9:00 - 9:15 AM - Welcome from Kathleen Smith, Director NESCent
10:30 - 10:45 AM - Break
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch and discussion of curriculum reform (Lunch will be provided for participants)
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Lab activity session #1
2:00 - 2:15 PM - Break
2:15 - 3:15 PM - Lab activity session #2
3:15 - 4:00 PM - Wrap up and information about opportunities for continued collaboration
Participants choose one of these topics for each of the two lab activity sessions. Three activities will be offered each session.
Sam Donovan, Research Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Claudia Neuhauser, Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Tree of Life / Cetacean phylogeny
NESCent and BioQUEST are funded by the National Science Foundation.