IUBS General Assembly 2007

12 May 2007
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Capitol Hilton
1001 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Education for Sustainability

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12:30 p.m.
Introduction by the Symposium Organizer

John R.  Jungck
John R. Jungck
Chairperson, U. S. National Committee IUBS and Vice President, IUBS Commission on Biology Education

12:45 p.m.
History of the IUBS Commission on Biology Education

Dr. Talal Younes

Executive Director
IUBS, Paris, France

1:00 p.m.
Māori and Western World Views Shape a Strong Environmental Ethic in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Dr. Charles H. Daugherty, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research); Professor of Ecology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Co-author: Kristina Ramstad

1:30 p.m.
Data enriched sustainability in a megabiodiverse world - Challenges and Potentials

Vishwas Chavan, Scientist Information Division, National Chemical Laboratory

2:00 p.m.
Engaging Students in Sustainability Issues: Investigative Cases, Tools and Data

Dr. Margaret Waterman, Professor of Biology & Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Associate Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium

2:30 p.m.    Break

3:00 p.m.
Towards a New Generation of Naturalist Citizens: INBio’s Bioliteracy Program

Natalia Zamora
Director, National Biodiversity Institute (INBioParque)
Costa Rica

3:30 p.m.
Practising Education for Sustainable Development through Environmental Action Learning : A case of Eco-schools in Kenya

Dorcas Otieno
Director, Kenya Organization for Environmental Education

4:00 p.m.
Teaching and Mediating a Sustainability Science

André Giordan, President, IUBS Commission on Biology Education and Founder and Professor, the Laboratoire de didactique et épistémologie des sciences (LDES), University of Geneva, Switzerland

4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

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