iDigBio and Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education Network (BLUE) are co-sponsoring the second annual Educational Materials Share Fair session at SPNHC 2019. This session is an opportunity for colleagues to share and get feedback on collections-based education or outreach materials. Materials can be at any stage of development from fledgling ideas to fully vetted materials All are welcome to either share as developers or participate as potential adopters. The Educational Materials Share Fair concept has been adapted from the successful model created by Teresa Mourad from the Ecological Society of America.
The Share Fair differs from the normal SPNHC DemoCamp in both format and focus. During the 90 minute time period, we will offer three rounds of developer presentations simultaneously. Each developer will be set up at a round table and be given 20 minutes to present their materials and ideas, collect feedback, and generate discussion with potential adopters and interested colleagues that join their table discussion. These are intended as informal sessions so no AV will be provided, but developers can bring a laptop and copies of any of their materials they wish to share. We will have a brief introduction setting session expectations, and a conclusion introducing participants and developers to several ways they could publish and share their educational materials online with the community. The goals are to build the education and outreach community within SPNHC, facilitate development and implementation of collections-based education and outreach materials, and increase awareness and use of collections-based science.
This year's session will be on Friday, May 31 at 8:30am at the Field Museum.
Submissions for the Share Fair are now closed, but please reach out to Molly Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or issues.