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Past Webinars

Have you missed an AIBS webinar? All of our past webinars are archived and are available for viewing. The webinars are organized by areaof interest; choose a category from the following.

  Advancing Environmental Literacy about Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems

This event has passed. We have made the recording of this free webinar available online. This a preparatory event for those interested in the Ecology & Education Summit: "Environmental Literacy for a Sustainable World" taking place October 14-15, 2010 in...

Event took place on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

  Emerging Life Science Core Concepts/Big Ideas

This event has passed. We have made the recording of this webinar available to purchase. Presented by: Jay B. Labov, Center for Education and Board of Life Sciences, National Research Council, Washington, DC Thomas E. Keller, Board on Science...

Event took place on Thursday, September 23, 2010

  Getting Started with Cyberlearning in Biology Classes

Webinar Description: Everyone is buzzing about the potential impact of social networking, web 2.0 tools, and emerging communications technologies on science education. This webinar will introduce "cyberlearning" as a framework for using these tools to support learner-centered approaches to biology...

Event took place on Thursday, April 22, 2010

  How To Use Real World Issues to Illustrate Biology In Your Classroom

How can issue-based activities make science come alive for students? How do issues reflect our changing world? How can issues illustrate how the process of science works? In the first part of the web seminar, participants will explore how to use the peer-reviewed, bilingual web site (English and Spanish),, to incorporate issues into their teaching and extend the site's resources to activities that examine the process of science...

Presented By: Susan Musante and Brian Shmaefsky

Event took place on Thursday, March 25, 2010

  But There's No Room! Designing Syllabi to Incorporate Cases

Biology professor Eric Ribbens talks about how to get your introductory biology students to understand and enjoy science, through identifying course goals, designing course syllabi, and using case studies. This is the second webinar in the AIBS, NABT, UCMP, and IBP Webinar Series, for educators teaching introductory biology.

Presented by: Eric Ribbens, Associate Professor at Western Illinois University

Event took place on Friday, February 26, 2010

  A Virtual Book Party!

Authors Chris Mooney and Carl Zimmer will join us for a virtual book party to discuss their most recent books. Chris Mooney talks about Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future, in which he discusses the problems behind - and solutions to improve - the public's poor understanding of science. Carl Zimmer talks about The Tangled Bank, his new evolution textbook for the general reader.

Presented by: authors Chris Mooney and Carl Zimmer

Event took place on Thursday, February 25, 2010

  Process and Nature of Science in Teaching Introductory Biology

Learn about an exciting, new, freely accessible web-based resource - Understanding Science - that provides a new approach for representing and teaching about the nature and process of science. This webinar is the first in the AIBS, NABT, UCMP, and IBP Webinar Series, for educators teaching introductory biology.

Presented by: Judy Scotchmoor, Assistant Director of the University of California Museum of Paleontology

Event took place on Thursday, January 28, 2010

  Alternative Science Careers: Science Policy/Public Affairs

AIBS staff members offer practical advice and recommendations to students and early career professionals considering a career at the interface of science and policy/public affairs. In this webinar, you'll get information about career options and learn how to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on a career in science policy and public affairs.

Presented by: Dr. Robert Gropp, AIBS Director of Public Policy; Ms. Julie Palakovich Carr, 
Public Policy Associate at AIBS; Dr. Holly Menninger,
 Coordinator at the New York Invasive Species Research Institute; and Dr. Caroline Ridley, a Science and Technology Policy Fellow 
at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Event took place on Monday, December 21, 2009

  The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Science Links Program: Synthesizing and Communicating Science

Learn how a team of scientists and engineers developed and implemented a program to share their research findings with decision-makers and other stakeholders.

Presented by: Dr. Charles T. Driscoll, University Professor and CESE Director at Syracuse University; and Dr. Robert Gropp, AIBS Director of Public Policy

Event took place on Thursday, July 30, 2009

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