Many professional societies hold conferences. Generally, attending a conference is a great opportunity to learn about emerging topics in your field, attend workshops, listen to presentations, view posters, and just spend time with others that share your interests and excitement. In November, thousands of biology and life science teachers will be convening in Providence, Rhode Island as part of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual professional development conference.
And Season Spotter will be there as well! We have been invited to display a poster, Season Spotter: Keep an eye on changing seasons, to let K-12 teachers know more about how citizen science projects can help them achieve their instructional objectives. The poster will help teachers understand that efforts like Season Spotter can help connect environmental change with science instruction. Students gain experience by being part of an ongoing climate change research project.
If you are a biology and life science educator and planning to attend the conference, please be sure to check out the Season Spotter poster on Friday, November 13. We would love to hear from you about your conference experience.