Thursday, 09 Apr 2015
Tips and Tactics from Active Learning Master Educators Learn teaching strategies that: == Translate research into practice == Engage and energize students == Improve the quality of student learning == Create lively, inclusive learning environments
"Medicinal Plants as Treatment Options for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)" presented by Melanie Abongwa, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers.
This session will showcase how faculty at Iowa State University are using SoftChalk to create engaging, interactive, media-rich learning content that directly integrates with Blackboard Learn.
"Genome Editing: Foundations and Applications." The symposium will bring together leaders who are developing genome editing resources and tools and applying them in a wide variety of organisms. The main focus will be on the foundations and applications of TALEN and CRISPR/cas technologies in crop plant species.
The Greenlee School Futures Forum will focus on the role of social media in the professional workplace. All members of the Iowa State community and general public will benefit from these professionals' insight on best social media practices. The forum will open with the presentation of the AEJMC's Equity and Diversity Award to the Greenlee School.
This is a 6 week course on Mondays March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, & April 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Learn how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches & successive lessons. Learn from artist Megan Henson as you draw from flowers & plants in the classroom, the Hughes Conservatory, & even get inspired by those early spring blooms in outside. Use your drawings for nature journals, hand-made cards, & more.
This is a 3 week course on Thursdays, April 2, April 9, and April 16 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Learn to form sheets of handmade paper using pulp prepared from recycled materials in this hands-on class that makes a splash. Please bring an apron if you have one, and come prepared to make a mess. Great for anyone ages 10 and up.
"Citizenship: The Solution to Global Warming" - Saunders is founder and president of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan organization that educates and supports citizens to lobby their members of Congress, the media and their fellow citizens to address climate change.
Alison Bechdel has a thirty-year career writing, drawing, and self-syndicating the comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For."