Collections Education Coffee Break Series

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Welcome to our new series, Collections Education Coffee Break! These are short 30-minute sessions featuring a natural history collections-focused education or outreach resource created as part of the Advancing Digitization of  Biodiversity Collections program. There will be 10-15 mins of presentation/demo time and then 10-15 mins for Q&A and discussion with each presenter. Resources will also be shared through the QUBESHub Collections Portal:

2021 Schedule (all sessions will be at 11:30am Eastern Time)

April 21: Anne Basham (Founder ExplorMor Labs LLC/Co-Founder Bon-Earth) presenting on behalf of the SCAN project. Find the recording and resources here.

May 19: Katja Seltmann (Director of the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at the University of California, Santa Barbara)  presenting on a "Collection Curation" Course on behalf of the CAP and TPT projects.

July 21: Jonathan Hendricks, Elizabeth Hermsen (Paleontological Research Institution), and Bruce Lieberman (KU Biodiversity Institute) presenting on Digital Atlas of Ancient Life fossil field guides and app from the PaleoNiches TCN.

August 18: Anne Basham (Founder ExplorMor Labs LLC/Co-Founder Bon-Earth, LeptNet and SCAN) presenting "Natural history collections that connect marginalized elders with memory and the natural world."

September 15: Jaimi Gray (Florida Museum of Natural History) presenting on oVert resources.

October 20: Jonathan Hendricks (Paleontological Research Institution)  and Bruce Lieberman (KU Biodiversity Institute) presenting "The Cretaceous World TCN: What’s the DEAL and what are our Apps and other resources."

November 17: Talia Karim (University of Colorado, Boulder) and Susan Butts (Yale Peabody Museum) presenting "Cretaceous World and other tools to bring collections into the classroom."

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Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:30am EDT
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm EST
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