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8th Life Discovery: Doing Science Biology Education

8th Life Discovery: Doing Science Biology Education
March 23-25, 2023 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL Thursday: 2:00 -8:00 PM EST Friday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM EST  Saturday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

COVID-19 Code of Conduct for LDC attendees

Please review the Covid-19 Code of Conduct prior to attending the conference.
Please contact ldc@esa.org if you have any questions or concerns.


Variants in Biology Education: What can we learn from pandemics?

Over the last two years, teaching and learning has grappled with the demands of change in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic within a highly politicized landscape for which science is on the defense and misinformation is rampant. Never before have so many questions arisen about the implications for mainstream organismal biology education, and never before has the speed and scale of innovation been put into practice. The “pandemic” symbolizes change, resistance, immunity, adaptation, and opportunity at so many different levels – literally, in our personal lives, in education, and in mass culture. It compels us to consider the workforce needs of the future where pandemics are now ubiquitous among all living organisms: people, plants, and animals (domestic and wild).

  • How have pandemics influenced education and has teaching and learning evolved and/or adapted to meet this challenge?
  • How do we prepare our students for a fast-evolving scientific phenomenon and perhaps an even faster “viral” spread of divergent sources of information that resist the scientific base for evolution and science in general?
  • Where are the jobs and careers in our field headed over the next 5-10 years, considering reliance on government sources of funding? How are educators preparing our students in an evolving job market?
* See 2023 Conference Program at a Glance

Registration and Conference Information


Registration Type  Early Bird Registration
Ends 2/24
Advanced Registration
Ends 3/16 
 Onsite Registration
*Check payment
 Full registration  $175.00  $200.00  $215.00
 K12 teachers and students  $150.00  $175.00  $185.00
 One day  $100.00  $125.00  $135.00

Registration fees for participants include all breaks, Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch. However, to cut down on food waste and costs, please check off the meals you will have during the conference.

Registered participants will be able to attend all regular sessions on both days of the conference. There is an additional fee for the first pre-conference field trip.

*Please note that we will not process credit card payments onsite. All payments must be made by check payable to the “Ecological Society of America”.

See Available Field Trips  See Available Workshops See Hotel and Shuttle Information

Cancellation Policy

    1. On or before March 1, 2023: Written request of cancellation must be emailed to ldc@esa.org. A refund of registration payments for cancellations will be honored with a $25 processing feeIf cancellation is due to health-related issues, the processing fee may be waived.
    2. After March 13, 2023: No refunds are possible for cancellations because of costs incurred.

Registration Questions

Why do we ask about your background?  In order for us to understand our audience, we have included a set of questions about yourself and your educational setting. This information allows us to prepare our speakers, report our reach to our funders and better monitor the effectiveness of our reach. Information will only be reported in the aggregate. Thank you for your participation.
 
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LDC Participant Liability Waiver

All attendees must accept the LDC Participant Liability Waiver. You may review the Covid Code of Conduct here.

By submitting this registration form, I agree to WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury or illness, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me during any activity at this event including my traveling to and from this activity or event: the Ecological Society of America, Inc., (ESA) and event partners and sponsors, and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, or representatives.

Meeting Code of Conduct

All attendees must review and adhere to the ESA Meeting Code of Conduct.

Media Release

All attendees must review the Media Release statement.

I agree that any images or videos captured during the event can be used for ESA and LDC program promotions. I grant ESA permission to use my likeness and other images or videos in announcements, promotional and marketing materials, in print, web, social and other media. I hereby release and hold harmless ESA and their agents and assigns from all claims, demands, causes of action and liability related to said use of the material. ESA will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.


When
3/23/2023 2:00 PM - 3/25/2023 4:00 PM
Where
Florida A&M University Efferson Student Union - Grand Ballroom 1628 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Tallahassee, FL 32307

Program

   

Thursday, 23 March 2023

Description
Field Trip 1: Highlights of the FAMU/ Grape and Wine Research Sciences Program
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

Field Trip 2: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Tour
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Friday, 24 March 2023

Description
Workshop 1: Assess What’s Important: Creating Assessments Aligned with the 4DEE Framework
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

Workshop 2: Scientific Method, Stats & Ecology
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

Workshop 3: Drones Flying High as New Tool for Field Biologists
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

Workshop 4: Budget Science: How to Implement Inquiry-Based Organismal Labs Without Breaking the Bank
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Workshop 5: Turning ecological research into engaging online modules for undergraduates through Gala/OCELOTS
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Workshop 6: Bringing the Rocky Shore into the Classroom – a CURE to Explore Scientific Discovery
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Workshop 7: Dot-World: The Easy 2D and 3D Simulator for Ecological Applications
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

Saturday, 25 March 2023

Description
Workshop 10: Microbiomes for All – Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Complex Environmental Microbiomes
Time
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
12:45 PM

Workshop 11: Fostering science information literacy in the classroom?
Time
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
12:45 PM

Workshop 8: A Faculty-Driven Collaborative Effort to Expand the Use of OER During the Pandemic in a Large Community/Technical College setting
Time
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
12:45 PM

Workshop 9: Modeling Epidemics: Using an HHMI BioInteractive Simulator to Study Real Outbreaks
Time
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
12:45 PM