The American Society of Mammalogists, the largest society of scientists who study mammals, is holding its annual meeting in Jacksonville. The group will host two workshops designed to meet inquiry science standards. The first topic, suitable for middle and high school teachers, is Population Dynamics and Mammals of Florida. Dr. George Feldhamer, Professor Emeritus from Southern Illinois University and author will guide participants through a series of activities to examine populations of a closed and open system and will cover statistical analysis standards. The second topic, targeted at elementary school teachers, is Tracking Mammals. Dr. Laurie Schlitter, Emeritus faculty from Emporia State University and Dr. Barbara Shaw, STEM Specialist for the Western Region Colorado State University Extension, will provide teachers with engaging activities to use in the classroom to uncover clues about the presence of mammals in an area. The program will also provide the tools needed to use simple, age appropriate math, to analyze results for students to interpret findings. Continental Breakfast & Lunch provided.
8:30 a.m. check in and breakfast
9:00 a.m. workshop begins
11:30 a.m. lunch
12:30 p.m. workshop continues
3:00 p.m. workshop ends