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ESA Annual Meeting: Vital Connections in Ecology 2021 

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

8:30-9:30 AM Pacific: Vital Connections: Engaging Professional Societies with 4DEE Framework Organizer & Moderator: Kenneth Klemow, Wilkes University, Co-Organizer: Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida  

Representatives from a range of biological and educational societies share ideas about how their organizations can benefit from – and help advance – the ESA’s Four-Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework. 

1:30-2:30 PM Pacific: Expanding the Field in Fieldwork: Connecting the Practice of Fieldwork with the Human Dimensions of the 4DEE Framework Organizer: Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida, Co-organizers: Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; George Middendorf, Howard University; Kari O’Connell, Oregon State University, Moderator: Charles Nilon, University of Missouri   

This session will provide diverse examples for combining the practice of fieldwork with the human dimension of ESA’s 4DEE framework to extend our definition of fieldwork, expand the locations in which fieldwork is taught, and broaden participation in ecology. 

2:30-3:30 PM Pacific: Energizing Ecology Faculty Mentoring Networks with ESA’s Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Curricular Framework  Organizer: Carmen R. Cid, Eastern Connecticut State University, Co-organizers: Jennifer Doherty, University of Washington; Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Kenneth Klemlow, Wilkes University; George Middendorf, Howard University; Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida; Vikki Rodgers, Babson College; Amanda Sorensen, Michigan State University, Moderator: Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida  

The ESA Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Task Force proposes to strategically connect existing faculty mentoring networks of a nationally diverse group of ESA members focused on innovating undergraduate ecology education, to enhance ecological literacy, and promote the effective training of today’s sustainability-centered environmental workforce.  

6:30 PM EDT: Mixer Wednesday  

More Information Coming Soon!  

Friday, August 6th, 2021

7:00-8:30 AM Pacific: Assess What’s Important: Creating Assessments That Show How Students Use their Ecological Knowledge  Organizer: Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida, Co-organizers: Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University; Jennifer Doherty, University of Washington; Amanda Sorensen, Michigan State University 

During this workshop, participants will engage in groups to redesign and develop open-ended and multiple-choice assessment questions aligned with the 4DEE framework and course learning objectives.