E&O Working Group

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Overview of the Education and Outreach Working Group

The E&O Working Group currently consists of 12 members from iDigBio (University of Florida and Florida State University), and 27 external members from TCNs and other projects.

Mission & Scope

This working group will:

  • Coordinate Education and Outreach activities among iDigBio, TCNs, and other partnering projects
  • Share E&O  related resources, tools, and training with the ADBC community and beyond
  • Develop E&O  activities of interest to the HUB and TCNs
  • Plan for and implement those activities


From TCNs & Other Partnering Projects

From iDigBio

E&O WG Meetings

The E&O WG will meet Biannually to communicate activities across projects, and plan for, and implement E&O  activities of interest to the HUB and TCNs

E&O WG Meeting Minutes

Summit V E&O WG Discussion Session (November 2015)

E&O Webinar Series

The purpose of the series is to share resources, tools, and expertise centered on E&O activities for ADBC partners and the collections community. The series will begin with 6-8 webinars in 2016.

All webinars will be held at 12 pm EDT unless otherwise stated in the calendar event. All webinars will use the Adobe Connect Room: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/eo New to Adobe Connect? Check out iDigBio's Quick Start Guide.

2018 Webinars

The iDigBio E&O Working Group has joined forces with BLUE, BCoN, and SCNet on a series called "Moving the Needle: Broadening Participation in the Biodiversity Sciences" Find out more about the series and keep up to date on the upcoming webinars here: https://www.idigbio.org/content/moving-needle-broadening-participation-biodiversity-sciences

2017 Webinars

Fall 2016

The E&O Working group is collaborating with the Small Collections Network and BLUE (Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education) for the fall webinar series. Webinars will be once a month in the SCNet room on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm ET.


Spring 2016 Schedule

Upcoming E&O Workshops

Past E&O  Workshops

Building Collections-Based Curricula for the High School Classroom

  • Date: Three day workshop the week of July 9th, 2018
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Workshop Wiki

Incorporating K-12 Outreach into Digitized Collections Programs

Resources for Collections-Based Undergraduate Education

  • Scheduled for May 24-25, 2017, in Gainesville, FL

E&O  Workshop, 16-17 January 2014