BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Mon Jul 10 18:37:04 EST 1995

I am pleased to announce that the proposal to create the mailing list
& newsgroup


passed by a vote of 186 YES to 2 NO.

We will proceed to create the USENET group and mailing list at
Daresbury, U.K. as soon as possible.  In the interim, people can
continue to use the prototype group, plant-ed at


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to establish PLANT-EDUCATION/

Proposed USENET name:   (unmoderated)

Proposed mailing list name:     PLANT-EDUCATION

Proposed e-mail addresses:      plant-ed at
                                plant-ed at

Discussion leaders:

Jonathan D. Monroe,  e-mail: fac_jmonroe at
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Susan R. Singer,  e-mail: ssinger at
Associate Professor, Biology Department, Carleton College,
Northfield, MN 55057


The purpose of the PLANT-EDUCATION newsgroup is to function as a means for
communication among all educators, including faculty, instructors, lab
preparators, and graduate assistants, involved in courses on any aspect of
plant biology.

This newsgroup provides:

        A forum for the exchange of innovative laboratory and classroom

        A forum for discussing the role of plant education in introductory
        biology courses and ways for improving student perceptions of plants.

        A forum for the exchange of information about educational
        opportunities for students and faculty (REU programs, teaching
        workshops, etc.)

        A forum for the exchange of information about textbooks, internet
        resources, visual materials, and interactive computer programs.

        A source of quick help for last-minute troubleshooting, conditions
        for plant growth, sources of materials, and practical advice.

        An archive of searchable information for future use by instructors of
        plant courses.

Subscribers are welcome.  Contributions within the functions outlined
above are encouraged.

The newsgroup is unmoderated.

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