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  1. The Importance of Street Trees and Urban Avifauna: A lesson exploring the relationship between urban forest and foraging birds

    13 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sarah B Fones

    This module examines the relationship between street trees, urban avifauna, and socioeconomic gradients in the highly urbanized county of Los Angeles, California. Using edited data from a published...


  2. Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture

    11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Emily Hastings

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Biodiversity is decreasing rapidly each year and agriculture is a large contributor. In order to minimize biodiversity loss, we must study how local and landscape management in agriculture impact...


  3. The Influence of Exotic Plant Invasion on Pollinator Abundance

    11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maxcy Nicole Hill

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    This lesson introduces two global change factors, natural habitat loss and exotic plant invasion, and analyzes how these stressors impact the biodiversity and abundance of pollinator species....


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  7. Coloring and Keying Great Lakes Trees

    14 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Celeste Dufour

    Michigan State University

    In this set of activities, you will use the Michigan Trees Coloring book to learn and practice plant identification. You will also simulate some of the steps of specimen preparation by keying an d...


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  10. "Got Algae?" A Sorting Game for Introducing the Weird and Wonderful Diversity of Algae

    30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Bridgette E. Clarkston

    University of British Columbia

    Algae are a fascinating and diverse organismal group, with global ecological importance, a storied evolutionary history and deep connections to both contemporary and historical human societies. Yet...


  11. Developing Data Literacy Skills and Connecting the Student Experience in the Classroom to the Community Through Biodiversity Projects

    30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jessica Lee Joyner*1, Kelly L. O'Donnell2

    1. Georgia State University 2. Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York

    Undergraduate education and long-term science literacy are enhanced by integrating data projects with public datasets and creating analysis summaries. Underutilized public datasets are often...


  12. Biodiversity Show and Tell: An Accessible Activity to Encourage Students to Explore the Tree of Life

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sarah R. Stockwell*1, Jessica A. Davids1

    University of California San Diego

    An appreciation of organismal diversity is a requirement for understanding evolution and ecology, and can serve as a source of amazement and wonder that inspires students to enjoy biology. However,...


  13. Assessing Urban Biodiversity With the eBird Citizen Science Project: A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Module

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Karin R. Gastreich

    Avila University

    The eBird citizen science module takes advantage of technology tools and online resources developed by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology (http://ebird.org) to achieve several learning...


  14. Teaching Biodiversity with Museum Specimens in an Inquiry-Based Lab

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Lisa L. Walsh*†1, Cynthia J. Giffen†1, Cody W. Thompson1

    University of Michigan

    In response to the growth of biology datasets and broad efforts to digitize data, an increasingly important skill for science students is the management and analysis of large datasets. We designed...


  15. CURE-all: Large Scale Implementation of Authentic DNA Barcoding Research into First-Year Biology Curriculum

    28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Oliver Hyman*1, Elizabeth Doyle1, Joseph Harsh1, Joanna Mott2, Andrea Pesce1, Bejan Rasoul1, Kyle Seifert1, Ray Enke1

    1. James Madison University 2. California State University

    Growing calls in science education reform have emphasized wide-scale engagement of first-year undergraduate students in authentic research experiences; however, large course enrollments, inadequate...


  16. Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Nathan Emery*1, Caleb Trujillo1, Andrew Jarosz1, Tammy Long1

    Michigan State University

    Large enrollment courses present a challenge for instructors who want to engage students in authentic science practices that fit the recommendations of Vision & Change. Our lesson provides a...


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