K-12 Resources and Opportunities
PlantingScience is a learning and research resource, bringing together students from grades 6-12, plant scientists, and teachers from across the nation. Students engage in hands-on plant investigations, working with peers and scientist mentors to build collaborations and to improve their understanding of science. Student groups are mentored by scientists online as they complete an inquiry-based curriculum in their classroom. Managed by the Botanical Society of America. ESA is a Scientific Society partner.
Undergraduate Teaching Resources
Jigsaw is the newsletter of ESA’s Office of Education and Diversity Programs.
Core Ecological Concepts and Learning Framework
Ecological Core Concepts in EcoEd Digital Library
Resources in EcoEdDL are mapped to Ecological Core Concepts
Going forward, resources are also mapped to the Vision and Change Biology Core Concepts and Competencies
Ecology Learning Framework for CourseSource articles
CourseSource is an open-access journal of peer-reviewed teaching resources for college biological science courses. A key feature of CourseSource is the alignment of our articles with learning goals and objectives that were developed by the associated professional societies.
Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE)
Innovative lecture and lab activities to improve teaching and student learning. Submissions to TIEE are welcome.
Workshops, webinars, and ongoing activities to help ecology educators develop skills and teaching materials for teaching with continental-scale datasets.
Fact sheets explain ecological issues, define terms and concepts, and provide references for additional information.
ESA Education Community
Chaired by Julie Reynolds, VP for Education and Human Resources, the Committee provides leadership for ESA’s education and diversity initiatives.
Where is ecology in the proposed core competencies in pre-medical education and assessment? ESA’s Education and Human Resources Committee (now Committee on Education and Diversity) organized a response to the changes.
ESA Education Listserv (in migration)
A venue for subscribers to discuss emerging issues in ecology, environmental science, and science education. Members can also share announcements and updates on ecology education programs.
ESA Education Section
The Education Section currently has a membership of around 400 ecologists, educators, managers and administrators actively engaged in undergraduate, graduate, K-12 and teacher education, as well as community and public outreach programs and scholarly research in ecology education.