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Training future scientists at the Ecological Society of America's 93rd Annual Meeting
Date:7/22/2008

t their results at the ESA Annual Meeting. SEEDS also provides travel awards to underrepresented undergraduates to attend the meeting. Once there, SEEDS students receive mentoring from established ecological researchers, ecology graduate student and SEEDS alumni students. The program will sponsor 27 undergraduates and six SEEDS alumni to attend this year's Milwaukee meeting.

Several workshops will provide opportunities for faculty to learn about ESA's programs that support teaching at the undergraduate level. A workshop on Monday, Aug. 4 will introduce scientists and educators to the web-based publication Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE). Managed by ESA and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since its inception in 2004, the peer-reviewed publication publishes ecological educational materials, such as experiments and lecture activities, and education research, designed to foster active, inquiry-based teaching. A second workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 5, will feature five faculty sharing classroom activities they have developed and used at their own institutions in an interactive session. A Thursday, Aug. 6 workshop will introduce participants to the EcoEd Digital Library, ESA's online collection of teaching resources. These workshops aim to elevate the scholarship of undergraduate teaching.


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Contact: Christine Buckley
christine@esa.org
202-833-8773
Ecological Society of America
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