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Autumn 2012

03/09/12  |  Sofia and Varna

INQUIRE Couse Bulgaria 2012/13

The INQUIRE course in Bulgaria starts in October 2012. The 60 hours of training are designed for teachers working with children aged 9-14 years. The program provides a combination of theory and practice, individual work and discussions with colleagues and partners, teaching and creativity. This year we are forming two groups, with the courses taking place in the University Botanic Gardens in Sofia and Varna.

31/08/12  |  Madrid

VI Workshop on Digital Images for Biodiversity Studies (Sept. 2012)

Workshop held at the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid by GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). This workshop is aimed at professionals and scientists working with specimens of natural history collections and research projects on biodiversity, who are interested in the management and publication of digital images on the Internet, preferably in the field of GBIF. The workshop will cover the capture, management and publication of digital images online, and the collection of specimens and other images related to biodiversity research projects: sheets, microscope slides, etc.. The topics will range from the choice of equipment and configuration (optical, lighting, etc..), capture techniques, image processing and (meta) data to be collected for publication.

24/08/12  |  Oslo, Norway

Time for mushrooms!

The forests are full of mushrooms, so now it's time to get out a basket and go mushroom hunting! Every Sunday from now until the end of September, there will be fungus control stations at several places around the country. You can visit them to learn from the knowledgeable inspectors, whether or not you have any mushrooms. Sunday 2nd September is Fungi Day, when everyone has the opportunity to join the Fungi Association on one of their trips to the forest!

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What is the biggest barrier to implementing IBSE in your practice?

Concern that I might lose control over the class during IBSE activities
Knowing which questions to ask to facilitate the IBSE activity
Changing from a didactic approach to an inquiry-based approach
Concern that the students will not be able to carry out the IBSE activities
Lack of confidence in delivering IBSE


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