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Expanding the Science Capital in K–12 Science Textbooks: A Notable Doctor’s Insights into Biology & Other Accomplishments of African American Scientists (C. Quinlan, 2020)

This article explores the need to include the science capital and cultural capital of African Americans in science teaching and offers practical exemplars for inclusion in the K–12 science curriculum. The author discusses ideas in the evolution of culture that contribute to the science content and perspectives of current textbooks and their supporting educative curriculum materials. The exemplars provided shed light on the scientific concepts and ideas indicated by the scientific accomplishments and narratives of African American scientists and a notable doctor, Charles R. Drew. The practical considerations described have implications for the disciplinary core ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards, and for understanding the cultural, social, and political values inherent in the nature of science.

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Exploring Data to Learn about the Nature of Science (C. Quinlan, 2016)

Biology is often taught as disconnected facts, even though the subject itself provides a holistic approach to the study of life, particularly through the overarching frame of evolution. The Framework for K–12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards promote a coherent approach to science that uses a developmental approach to learning. This is consistent with the use of data, reflective strategies, and a research inquiry approach that encourages students to confront their own thinking and reasoning, and thus encourages the engagement of argumentation in the classroom. This article presents narratives and classroom scenarios that might provide insights into learning strategies, with implications for a more cohesive approach to learning both biology concepts and the practices of science.

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An Interdisciplinary Investigation of African Rock Art Images to Learn about Science & Culture: Blending Biology, Geology, History & Ethics (C. Quinlan, 2019)

Image analysis of African rock art creates a unique opportunity to engage in authentic explorations of science and culture using rock art images as data. African rock art and its context provide insights into the intersection of science, scientific research, research ethics, intellectual property, law, government, economy, indigenous people, and crime. This article specifically considers the rock art and other cultural contributions of the San people of Southern Africa, which offer a rich interdisciplinary exploration of biology—including the climate and weather of biomes, plant biology, human physiology, and more. An understanding of the nature of science, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is implicated.

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More In Depth Spreadsheet Management Adaptation of Data Management using NEON Small Mammal Data

This adaptation consists of three exercises that introduce students to 1) format spreadsheet data tables, 2) carry out spreadsheet quality control, and 3) count/sort/filter data of interest in order to conduct a pilot analysis on NEON small mammal data.

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Data Management using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data with Accompanying Lesson on Mark Recapture Analysis

Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by estimating small mammal population sizes using the Lincoln-Peterson model.

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Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE)

This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.

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The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

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Concerns about secondary use of data and limited opportunities for benefit-sharing have focused attention on the tension that Indigenous communities feel between (1) protecting Indigenous rights and interests in Indigenous data (including traditional knowledges) and (2) supporting open data, machine learning, broad data sharing, and big data initiatives. The International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group (within the Research Data Alliance) is a network of nation-state based Indigenous data sovereignty networks and individuals that developed the ‘CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance’ (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, scholars, non-profit organizations, and governments. The CARE Principles are people– and purpose-oriented, reflecting the crucial role of data in advancing innovation, governance, and self-determination among Indigenous Peoples. The Principles complement the existing data-centric approach represented in the ‘FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). The CARE Principles build upon earlier work by the Te Mana Raraunga Maori Data Sovereignty Network, US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, Maiam nayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty Collective, and numerous Indigenous Peoples, nations, and communities. The goal is that stewards and other users of Indigenous data will ‘Be FAIR and CARE.’ In this first formal publication of the CARE Principles, we articulate their rationale, describe their relation to the FAIR Principles, and present examples of their application.

Keywords: Indigenous, data sovereignty, data governance, data principles, FAIR principles

How to Cite: Carroll, S.R., Garba, I., Figueroa-Rodríguez, O.L., Holbrook, J., Lovett, R., Materechera, S., Parsons, M., Raseroka, K., Rodriguez-Lonebear, D., Rowe, R., Sara, R., Walker, J.D., Anderson, J. and Hudson, M., 2020. The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance. Data Science Journal, 19(1), p.43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-043

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Marguerite Mauritz onto Inclusive Science

Cultivating inclusive instructional and research environments in ecology and evolutionary science

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Nathan Emery1 , Ellen Bledsoe2 , and Andrew Hasley3

Evolution and Ecology 2020

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Marguerite Mauritz onto Inclusive Science

The Power of Data Standards

Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.

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Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE): EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

A project to compare effects of a continuum of landscape alteration intensities on plant diversity, biomass, and ecosystem services, and to explore human socioeconomic connections to plants in the environment.

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Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

Interesting projects to use in the future

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Marguerite Mauritz onto For future class use

The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

Abstract

Concerns about secondary use of data and limited opportunities for benefit-sharing have focused attention on the tension that Indigenous communities feel between (1) protecting Indigenous rights and interests in Indigenous data (including traditional knowledges) and (2) supporting open data, machine learning, broad data sharing, and big data initiatives. The International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group (within the Research Data Alliance) is a network of nation-state based Indigenous data sovereignty networks and individuals that developed the ‘CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance’ (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, scholars, non-profit organizations, and governments. The CARE Principles are people– and purpose-oriented, reflecting the crucial role of data in advancing innovation, governance, and self-determination among Indigenous Peoples. The Principles complement the existing data-centric approach represented in the ‘FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). The CARE Principles build upon earlier work by the Te Mana Raraunga Maori Data Sovereignty Network, US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, Maiam nayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty Collective, and numerous Indigenous Peoples, nations, and communities. The goal is that stewards and other users of Indigenous data will ‘Be FAIR and CARE.’ In this first formal publication of the CARE Principles, we articulate their rationale, describe their relation to the FAIR Principles, and present examples of their application.

Keywords: Indigenous, data sovereignty, data governance, data principles, FAIR principles

How to Cite: Carroll, S.R., Garba, I., Figueroa-Rodríguez, O.L., Holbrook, J., Lovett, R., Materechera, S., Parsons, M., Raseroka, K., Rodriguez-Lonebear, D., Rowe, R., Sara, R., Walker, J.D., Anderson, J. and Hudson, M., 2020. The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance. Data Science Journal, 19(1), p.43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-043

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Alycia Crall onto Publications

2020 EDSIN December Community Call

Dr. Christie Bahlai described a project she and some of her colleagues received funding to lead. They will be creating a series of podcasts on "the human sides of data science" that will consist of a long-form interview and accompanying curriculum materials for classroom use. They plan "to showcase diverse people, perspectives and approaches to data and information." The call had members provide feedback on the podcast, using the prompts:

  • Is there anything you feel Christie and her team are overlooking with this project?
  • Any ideas on how curricula materials can be formatted using these data stories?
  • What questions should be asked as part of the interviews? Are there core areas that need to be addressed?
  • Do you have recommendations on individuals to interview or would you be interested in serving as an interviewee?

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Alycia Crall onto Community Calls

The Power of Data Standards

Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.

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Amanda Braley onto BIOL 206 LAB

Cultivating inclusive instructional and research environments in ecology and evolutionary science

Proof

Nathan Emery1 , Ellen Bledsoe2 , and Andrew Hasley3

Evolution and Ecology 2020

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Kristin Jenkins onto QUBES Publications

Building Community-Based Approaches to Systemic Reform in Mathematical Biology Education

BMB, Fall 2020

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Kristin Jenkins onto QUBES Publications

Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE): EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

A project to compare effects of a continuum of landscape alteration intensities on plant diversity, biomass, and ecosystem services, and to explore human socioeconomic connections to plants in the environment.

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Amanda Braley onto BIOL 206 LAB

Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

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Amanda Braley onto BIOL 206 LAB

Symbulation: An Agent-based Model of Evolving Symbionts

Symbulation is an agent-based model of endosymbionts that can evolve between parasitism and mutualism. It provides a web GUI so students can change environmental settings and watch evolution occur.

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Slide Template

This Google Slide template is available for you to use to create your report-out. The access is set to "View Only" so you will need to make a copy for your group to edit. You can do this by going to "File" and then "Make a Copy."

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Hayley Orndorf onto Working Group Report Outs

Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

Look at for modifying 110 ant lab

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Jennifer Kovacs onto Fall 2020

BUGSS Build-a-Genome Membership Application

This application is for attendees of the 2020 Build-a-Genome course who want a 6-month BUGSS membership to keep working on the project!

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Lisa Scheifele onto BAG at BUGSS lab 2020

Every Pixel- Stock Image Search Tool

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Deborah Rook onto Free Stock Images and Illustrations