Botany 2003 Conference - Education/Outreach Forum

Jeffrey M. Osborn josborn at
Tue Jun 24 09:23:17 EST 2003

Dear Plant-Ed subscribers, 

Program and abstract information for the Botany 2003 conference (Mobile,
Alabama, July 26-31, 2003) has been posted on the conference web site
for the last week: 

As previously announced, in addition to the regular scientific program
Botany 2003 will include the 2nd Annual FORUM, focusing on issues
related to education and outreach about plants.  The FORUM will feature
a Keynote Address by Dr. Bruce Alberts, President of the National
Academy of Sciences, and a range on interesting, one-hour discussion
type sessions grouped within six topical themes, or 'threads' on
Saturday, July 26.  The six threads include the following:

	- Emphasizing Botany across the Curriculum
	- Designing Investigative Laboratories
	- Engaging Undergraduates in Research
	- Developing Effective Teaching and Mentoring Skills
	- Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning
	- Reaching Out beyond the Ivory Towers 

Several sessions will focus on NSF funding opportunities for education,
as well as research with undergraduates.  In addition to the topical
sessions, the FORUM will include a number of exciting, hands-on
workshops and field trips on Sunday, July 27.  The scientific meeting
formally begins on Sunday night, July 27, with a Plenary Lecture by Dr.
E. O. Wilson.

Several registration options are available for the conference, including
"Full Conference," "Forum only," "Scientific Meeting only," and
"Workshop or Field Trip only."  For those interested only in the
Education/Outreach Forum, the "Forum only" registration option is priced
very reasonably.  See the Botany 2003 web site for more information and
the on-line registration form 

Best regards, 


Jeffrey M. Osborn, Program Director
Botanical Society of America / Botany 2003

Jeffrey M. Osborn
Division of Science
Truman State University
100 E. Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221, USA

Tele:  (660) 785-4017
Fax:  (660) 785-4045
E-mail:  josborn at


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