Workshop 2009

The 2009 Annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany was held at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina May 31-June 4, 2009. The Theme of the meeting was "African Ethnobotany in the Americas". See www.econbot.org for more information.

The Ethnobotany Segues to Science Project was featured in the following 5 ways within the meeting:

  1. Will McClatchey presenting results of the continuing project year during the poster session with a poster titled "Ethnobotany Segues to Science: Enhancing Student Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)".as one of the key note speakers.
  2. Faculty, staff and students who have participated in the Segues project were encouraged to give an oral presentation or a poster for this conference.
  3. A Segues informational handout was generated and prominately displayed during the conference and were handed out to fellow conference attendees.
  4. David Reedy presented on plant identification abilities of non-botanists, incorporating Segues concepts and botanical education into a presentation titled "Efficacy of Mass Media in Teaching Plant Identification: 20 Years of Hitachi's Monkeypod Tree".
  5. With the award of the Open Science Network a two day workshop was held prior to the start of the conference, in which Segues to Science was showcased as a model of curriculum development and sharing between institutions and across disciplines.
Comments