Mini-courses For Teachers Of Science and environmental education programs designed to teach students how activities suitablefor the classroom will be A final project developing a botany unit for http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/teach.html
Extractions: Opportunities for Teachers Blandy Experimental Farm The State Arboretum of Virginia hosts a variety of one-day workshops in the Project curriculum series and mini-courses for teachers of science . Each opportunity qualifies for re-certification points or university-level professional development graduate credit. The Project curricula are interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education programs designed to teach students how to think not what to think about environmental issues. Workshops for formal and informal educators of students in kindergarten through high school include activity guides plus lots of additional goodies to take back to the classroom. Each workshop is free and provides 6 hours of re-certification credit. All activities are coordinated with the Virginia Standards of Learning. To schedule a workshop for your district or school, contact Judy Hoff, 540-837-1758 Ext. 42 or email@example.com Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. (www.plt.org) The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and through the establishment of state and internationally sponsored Project WET programs.
Extractions: Fax: (44) 1524 843854 1970-1972 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University College, London 1972-1975 Royal Society Pickering Research Fellow, Rothamsted Experimental Station 1975-1984 Senior Scientific Officer and then Principal Scientific Officer, Rothamsted Experimental Station 1985-present Professor of Biology, Lancaster University 1988-1991 Head of Division of Biological Sciences, Lancaster University 1994-1996 Dean of Institute of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Lancaster Past Secretary, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Phytochemical Society of Europe Secretary of the Society for Experimental Biology Editorial Advisory Panel of the Biochemical Journal and Journal of Experimental Botany Elected Fellow of the Institute of Biology, 1989
RESEARCH And ACTIVITIES also managed to find time to teach an intermediate time appointment through the Departmentof botany to curate in a number of professional activities in 2002. http://depts.washington.edu/wtu/2002Research.html
Extractions: Susan Grose's study is a phylogenetic analysis of two groups in the Bignoniaceae (the tribe Crescentieae and the genus Tabebuia). She is looking at the evolutionary relationships of these groups and examining the development of the unilocular, indehiscent fruit characteristic of the Crescentieae, which differs from the bilocular, dehiscent fruit typical of the rest of the family. She has been databasing specimens from large loans from institutions including the Smithsonian, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the New York Botanical Garden. Susan presented a talk at Botany 2002 in Madison, WI entitled "Patterns of evolution in neotropical Bignoniaceae: The Crescentieae/ Tabebuia conundrum". Suzanne Joneson is conducting a phylogenetic study of the Ramalina almquistii complex. In the winter, spring and fall quarters Suzanne was a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Botany (Botany 110), Introduction to Biology for Majors (Biology 220) and Introduction to Biology for Nonmajors (Biology101), respectively. In May, she led a field trip for Biology 180 to study the lichen flora of Deception Pass. Suzanne has ongoing work with Dr. Katherine Glew to study and map the distribution of the lichen taxa Thamnolia subuliformis and Thamnolia vermicularis in North America.
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Extractions: PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LAB LABORATORY SYLLABUS FOR BOTANY 4400, FALL 2003 Teaching Assistant Jonathan Adelman, Department of Botany Office Hrs to be arranged Meeting time and place 1:10PM to 4:00 PM T or W, Rm 207, Aven Nelson Building Text Written instructions for lab activities will be provided by the course instructor. Objectives To demonstrate basic concepts of plant physiology. The tangible experience of plant function in the lab lends substance to the purely abstract discussion of plant function in lecture. Most of you will find that it is much easier to learn something that you have actually touched and seen as well as heard someone talk about. To teach simple laboratory techniques in plant physiology. These include basic absorption spectroscopy, making solutions and buffers, plant tissue culture, differential centrifugation, and assays of enzyme activity. Most of these are directly or indirectly applicable to laboratory work that you might find yourself doing after you leave school. As examples, plant tissue culture includes aseptic culture techniques that are used in the health sciences and many branches of biology. Spectroscopy is used throughout the physical and life sciences. To teach formulation and testing of hypotheses. Making hypotheses and testing them experimentally is the most effective way in which people learn about the physical world. It is an intellectual activity that comes naturally to most people but it must be practiced to become a skill. This lab course includes a research project that allows you to practice formulation and testing of hypotheses in a biological setting.
SCHOOLYARD LTER - TEACHER PROFILES tall grass prairie ecosystem into her botany class. social studies, language artsand math activities using nature that this workshop was only to teach her how http://www.ksu.edu/konza/keep/workshop/profiles.htm
Extractions: TEACHER PROFILES Jocelyn Baker - Manhattan High School Science Joc collaborated with the Konza Environmental Education Program last fall by helping to develop the "Effect of fire on tallgrass prairie plant diversity" activity for her 1998 botany class. She is also an active docent and participant on the Friends of Konza Prairie committees. She was helpful in offering ideas and concerns about possible projects. She is aware of the need to get students involved with their natural surroundings, and has each student participate in an activity. She incorporates information on the tall grass prairie ecosystem into her botany class. She is definitely willing to continue with her ongoing projects, plus incorporating new projects into her other science classes. Stacey Cooke - Fort Riley Middle School Science Stacey has a unique opportunity to teach kids who have been all over the country and/or all over the world with their military parents. He awakens them to the prairie ecosystem, so that they might take this knowledge with them in their future travels. He seems very aware of what his kids would be interested in and capable of doing.
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Professor Linda E. Graham I teach courses in the biology of algae and bryophytes and introductory botany fornon Bacterial numbers and activities in two northern Wisconsin Sphagnum http://www.botany.wisc.edu/cryptogams/graham.html
Extractions: Evolutionary origin of land plants; biology of charophycean algae and basal bryophytes; microbial associations with freshwater algae and peat mosses blank I try to understand evolutionary transitions related to origin and early diversification of land plants, which likely occurred more than 500 million years ago. My students and I use phylogenies, together with molecular, physiological, ultrastructural, paleontological, and ecological methods, to trace the first appearance of fundamental plant features such as embryo, cuticle, walled spores, meristems, plastid carbonic anhydrases, and bacterial and fungal associations. This work necessarily focuses on charophycean green algaethe modern protists most closely related to plants, and bryophytesthe earliest-divergent plant lineages. Recent research students have worked on : 1) molecular ecology of eubacteria associated with peat mosses ( Sphagnum spp.) from northern Wisconsin bogs, with an emphasis on methane oxidizers, 2) molecular ecology of eubacteria associated with charophycean green algae of northern Wisconsin bogs, with an emphasis on nitrogen fixers, 3) evolution of meristems, plasmodesmata, and cuticles, 4) Ordovician fossils from the Madison area, including bryophyte-like remains and the earliest-known fossil fungi (Glomales, a group known to commonly form symbiotic associations with plants), 5) hexose transporter genes and proteins of charophycean algae and bryophytes, 6) TEM immunolocalization studies and activity measurements of carbonic anhydrases in charophycean algae.
Extractions: Alternatives to Traditional Certification Following Pages References All prospective mathematics and science teachers entering the education profession must possess broad and comprehensive content knowledge appropriate to their teaching level, a sense of appreciation for the application of that knowledge, skills to use it in teaching all students, and the desire to engage in continued professional growth. The certification process, the capstone to preservice preparation, is the official evidence that the future teacher is prepared to demonstrate the following competencies: knowledge and understanding of mathematics and science content and process skills;
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I Spy Activities For more ideas on how to teach a million, see The Magic of a Million Activity Book,by David This is a good activity for an introductory botany or ecology http://www.scholastic.com/ispy/teacher/activities.htm
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Extractions: Synopsis: Bean There , is a hands- on science kit containing seeds to grow and an interactive CD. Ten days of lab activities teach about germination and photosynthesis are provided. The computer instructs kids to collect data, enter observations, read and follow directions, take measurements and graph the results. A final report is created at the end. Educational Value: This educational software contains a glossary of science terms, over 45 minutes of video, and over 100 illustrations. The kit contains an assortment of (beans) seeds, petri dish, ruler, magnifying glass, cheese cloth and a cover cloth. Included is a glossary containing 114 terms. Questions are multiple-choice.
Plants And Botany GFAwesome This site has lessons and activities for teaching about trees, appropriateto use with early elementary to middle school. back to top. botany. http://members.tripod.com/exworthy/plant.htm
Extractions: Garden Activities KinderGarden - This site has great ideas for children developing a garden, containing tips for attracting butterflies, birds, and starting a garden from seed. KidsGardening.com - The teacher area, monthly theme, and resources for teaching and learning about gardens makes this a great site. National Arbor Day Foundation- Lots of cards, information, activities, and projects can be found here. Gardening- Kids and Classrooms - The National Gardening Association provides gardening lesson ideas, educational materials, email pals and more at this great Site. The Great Plant Escape - Elementary students learning about plants will find this Site fun and educational. It is organized into 6 interactive mysteries that can be solved by learning more about plants. The Cook's Garden - This is a place where gardening is a pleasure for both the gardener and the cook, a place to grow flowers and vegetables. Visitors will find indexes to herbs, flowers, vegetables, seeds and supplies. The Gardening Launchpad -Here are over 2000 gardening related links! Visitors will find alphabetically organized links containing tons of information!
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Extractions: of field investigations to teach science this is the sixth year I have served as professor of record and trail boss for the SCSC/SAU field project. Ron Goddard I have been a participant of all of the Out West experiences. I am a chemistry and ecology teacher at Waldron High School. I have a BS in Fish and Wildlife Management from Arkansas Tech University (1974) as well as a Masters in Science Education (1986). After 15 years as a football coach at Atkins and Waldron High Schools, I have spent the past 11 years as a fulltime classroom teacher. My students and I are involved in several birding and ecology related research projects. Dr. Randall Adams My degrees are in Entomology from Oklahoma State University with some 60+ hrs of course work beyond the Ph.D. at New Mexico State University, Stephen F. Austin University, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and Southern Arkansas University. I teach entomology, plant science, and economic courses. I have been a SAU for 26 years. I supervise the greenhouse and grow vegetables each year for sale by the Department. I have worked on nematodes of turf and forage grasses. I am currently involved in a EPA project to revegated the oil and salt affected soils in south Arkansas. I enjoy travel, collecting plants and especially arthropods. Dr. Henry Robison
Green Kids Endangered Plant Awareness Project Botanical activities Participants in Green Kids will take part in activitiesthat will teach them about the unique characteristics of plants. http://prairie.sierraclub.ca/PastCampaigns/Greenkids/greenkids.htm
Extractions: Green KidsEndangered Plant Awareness Project This project includes field trips to sites of botanical interest and promoting activities that relate to furthering an understanding and conservation ethic of the plant world. Learn more about upcoming events and how to take part. WHAT IS GREEN KIDS? Green Kids , includes field trips to sites of botanical interest and promoting activities that relate to furthering an understanding and conservation ethic of the plant world. Young participants on field trips are taken to sites of botanical interest and introduced to plant identification, medicinal properties of plants, invasive species and edible plants. The main objective for this project is to interest elementary school-aged children / young adults in botany and the issues around plant endangerment. We seek to sensitize the next generation to threats to Canadas biodiversity, and inspire a sense of wonder for the natural world. Check out Green Kids activities! Learn about prickles Colour a wildflower Learn about wild plants Wild plant word games BOTANICAL FIELD TRIPS! Are you a Teacher, part of a Home Schooling Association or a Summer Camp Leader?
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Extractions: CURRICULUM VITAE STANLEY ARTHUR RICE Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Box 4027, Southeast Oklahoma State University , Durant OK 74701-0609 firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION: B.A. Environmental Biology University of California Santa Barbara Ph.D. Plant Biology University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: 2003-present Associate Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Assistant Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University 1993-present Adjunct Faculty, Wheaton College (Science Station, summers) Assistant Professor, Southwest State University Minnesota Adjunct Faculty, Taylor University Indiana Assistant Professor, Huntington College Indiana Assistant Professor, The Kings College ( New York Adjunct Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College New York Visiting Teaching Specialist, University of Illinois Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: SELECTED COMMITTEES AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS: 2001-present Coordinator, Master of Technology Program
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Extractions: var treeName = "Tree"; new COOLjsTree (treeName, TREE_NODES, TREE_FORMAT); Botany WOLF offers a one day program or individual rotations inviting students to explore unique flora. Through hands-on activities, we hope to make the world of plants exciting and more accessible to students. To draw your class into this subject we have created botany activities calling for creativity and observation skills. Some of these experiments may be the extraction of aspirin from red willow, several levels of keying activities, plant and flower dissection, identification of California medicinal and edible plants, the life of a tree, bark beetle study, mechanisms of seed dispersal, and transpiration. Birds of Prey Students will learn about raptors and their adaptations. Owls, hawks, eagles, and vultures will be studied. We will discuss their relationship with the environment, man, and each other. Students will learn about their physical characteristics, hunting techniques, keen senses, nesting habits, dietary needs, and their unique digestive process. Students will have an opportunity to learn how to identify raptors by their flight profile and wing patterns. Some of our camp sites have nearby raptor nests for students to observe and study. Live Birds of Prey Presentation Several indigenous species of hawks and owls are brought in for this all group seminar. Each animal is described as it is brought around for student viewing. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about rehabilitation and release of injured animals.
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Extractions: Illustrations by John Kahionhes and Carol Wood. $19.95 This environmental classic teaches children respect and stewardship for the Earth and all living things. Joseph Bruchac's lyrical retellings set the stage for Micheal Caduto's abundance of related activities. This connects to social studies, science, environmental studies and other content areas. It uses a holistic approach suitable for all ages. Provides field-tested activities. It includes charts, illustrations, and graphs to enhance to projects and concepts.