Now Available – a product of the 4th Life Discovery – Doing Science education conference
Gibson, J. P. and T. Mourad. 2018. The growing importance of data literacy in life science education. American Journal of Botany 105(12): 1953–1956.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1195

5th Life Discovery – Doing Science Biology Education Conference (LDC)

March 21-23, 2019 

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville, Florida

Hotel Location and Information


Conference theme

Microbiomes to Ecosystems:
Evolution and Biodiversity across Scale, Space, and Time


Our knowledge about the Earth’s biodiversity across space, time, and scale is expanding rapidly. New tools, like remote sensing, are creating new data sources, while other tools, like digitization, are freeing traditional datasets from the cabinets and drawers of labs and collections and making them accessible online. How do we teach students about biodiversity at different scales and contexts with these new data, tools, and resources? How do we best enable and develop the next generation of 21st century scientists and create data-driven educational programs aligned to national initiatives such as Next Generations Science Standards and Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education? The Life Discovery – Doing Science Biology Education Conference will build on the 2017 data theme and challenge educators to create opportunities for their learners to explore our theme across: Scale, Space and Time.

For further details, please visit: https://www.esa.org/ldc/2019cfp/

What participants said about the conference


This was the first conference I have been to that I felt energized at the end.”

—Higher Education Faculty

Great Community

“Meetings of this size yet with this level of impact are rare and extremely important’

— 2017 Participant


The roundtables were a great way to discuss a new teaching technique. The presenters were well-prepared, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

— Research Scientist

Stay tuned for additional updates!

More Information About LDC Conference Scope and Objectives

Hotel Location and Prices  now posted!

Things to do in Gainesville

Learn about our past conferences.


Please contact LDC@esa.org.