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"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...
Developing Data Literacy Skills and Connecting the Student Experience in the Classroom to the Community Through Biodiversity Projects
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...
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,...
Assessing Urban Biodiversity With the eBird Citizen Science Project: A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Module
By Karin R. Gastreich
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...
Teaching Biodiversity with Museum Specimens in an Inquiry-Based Lab
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...
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...
Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology
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...
Sarah Ann Boyle
Bruce W Grant
Engaging students in data exploration using digital biodiversity databases: BLUE Data Network
27 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
Slides for BLUE presentation at 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Integrating digitized biodiversity data exploration into the undergraduate biology curriculum
By Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Lisa White3, Anna Monfils1
1. Central Michigan University 2. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 3. UC Museum of Paleontology
Poster on the Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE) project presented at the 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity
Jasper Van doninck