The NSF GK-12 Program: Insect-based Curricula, Impact, and Extensions

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room D8, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Matthew L. Richardson
Michelle A. DaCosta
1:30 PM
Welcoming Remarks
1:35 PM
2:15 PM
A scientist's experience: Place-based learning in rural Oregon
Melissa Scherr, Oregon State University; Sujaya Rao, Oregon State University
2:35 PM
Infusing insect science into K6 curriculum: Lessons from inner city schools
Susan J. Weller, University of Minnesota; Lesa CovingtonClarkson, University of Minesota; David Fischer, Bayer CropScience; Scott Lanyon, University of Minesota; Karen Oberhauser, University of Minnesota; Williams Kevin, University of Minesota
2:55 PM
The use of arthropods as model systems in ecology classes
Janice Hari, Urbana Middle School; Matthew L. Richardson, USDA - ARS
3:15 PM
3:50 PM
Strategies on bringing entomology into the GK-12 classroom
Misha Leong, University of California, Berkeley
4:10 PM
The impact of the GK-12 program on its participants
Delwyn L. Harnisch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
5:10 PM
Concluding Remarks
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