March 2017 – Completed

Insects & Evolution: How can you use insects to advance science learning?

Link to resources shared @March Hub – Google Drive Folder

Thursday, March 9, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Junior High – 1200 W Cheyenne Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Guest Presenter: Sam Johnson, Entomologist and Retired Educator

From Apple Maggots to Zebra Caterpillars, join us for a tour of insects and how they can be used to advance science learning in YOUR classroom! Sam Johnson, a local entomologist and former middle school teacher, will share classroom activities and biological studies vetted in his own classroom. By the end of this workshop, educators will be able to teach others about the orders of insects and lead students in one or more biological studies of insects including: Insect Diversity – Observing form and inferring function; Community Similarity Indices – Collecting insects in the field and quantifying the similarities between sites; Biodiversity Estimation – Using field collections to estimate # of species; and Population Size Estimation – Two methods of field sampling to estimate total population in an area.