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Keppler, Mary [1], Larkin, Claire [2].

Translating scientific research into hands-on activities for pre-K-12 students.

Disseminating work to the public is a responsibility every researcher has. This can be challenging when the subject matter is complex and unfamiliar to those who do not have a scientific background. Sharing scientific findings is not optional, and in our global society it is more important than ever to educate the public on what researchers are doing in both the field and the lab. Engaging in hands-on activities that have significance in the scientific community will encourage a new generation of plant scientists to protect our resources and carry the banner of botany into the future.
In an effort to assist researchers in this sometimes daunting task, Ms. Keppler and Ms. Larkin will share their experiences in building experiential education environments that communicate current research and foster a level of inquiry in plant science.
Participants will discuss the challenges they have with interpreting their work and will receive individualized strategies to help them translate research into teacher-ready activities.

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1 - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Education, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL, 33156, USA
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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: WS07
Location: Delaware A/Hyatt
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: WS07001
Abstract ID:19

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