The Teaching Section of the CBA/ABC will be offering a Botanical Teaching Workshop at this year’s annual meeting  at Wilfrid Laurier University. Presenters and interested participants are both invited to attend! Come try or share new or tried and tested lab, field, classroom or even outdoor activities and have fun exploring and experiencing new ways to engage students in the world of botany. We invite new and experienced instructors and extend a special invitation to graduate and undergraduate students to join the session! All presenters and participants will leave the Botanical Teaching Workshop with valuable feedback and new ideas to continue to transform the teaching of botany. Contributions in English and French are welcome. Les conférenciers et confèrencières sont également invités à offrir les contributions en français.

The BTW Session will be held on:   Thursday, July 6th, 2017, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.

Session Format and guidelines:

The Botanical Teaching Workshop will consist of approximately 15 teaching demonstrations that will be simultaneously presented over 1.5 hours. Each teaching demonstration should be approximately 5 – 10 minutes in length and will be presented repeatedly as people move around the various lab benches. These demonstrations are an opportunity to share effective approaches to teaching botany. They are not strictly limited to presentations about teaching in a laboratory setting. They may be presented as a demonstration, computer laboratory, classroom or field activity.

Presenters should supply their own materials, including handouts, and are responsible for all conference and travel costs. The conference hosts can provide general lab equipment (i.e. glassware and microscopes) on request. If you have questions regarding equipment or supplies, contact the Teaching Section co-chairs.

If you wish to present at the BTW, please submit the information requested below directly to the Teaching Section co-chairs by email: Christine Petersen or Rafael Otfinowski  Pre-registration is not required for those who are not presenting, but wish to attend the session.

Botanical Teaching Workshop Submission



Years of teaching experience (<1, 1-5, 5-10, >10):

Teaching Activity title:

Brief Abstract (140 words):

Equipment list needed (Microscopes can be provided):