Denver! NABT Professional Development Conference: November 11-14: Sheraton Denver: Denver, Colorado.
Article Type: Calendar
Subject: Education conferences (Calendars)
Pub Date: 10/01/2009
Publication: Name: The American Biology Teacher Publisher: National Association of Biology Teachers Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Biological sciences; Education Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 National Association of Biology Teachers ISSN: 0002-7685
Issue: Date: Oct, 2009 Source Volume: 71 Source Issue: 8
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 246348907
Full Text: Destination Denver!

Make Denver your destination this November. New sessions, symposiums, and speakers are being added to the Conference every day. Like ...

... the Stem Cell Summit on Saturday, November 14, with Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi, Distinguised Professor of Human Genetics and Biology at the University of Utah School of Medicine

... Nobel Laureate Tome Cech, former President of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Distinguised Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado

... Philipi Danielson, Director at the Institute for Forensic Genetics, University of Denver

... Cheryl Charles, CEO and President of Children & Nature Network.

Don't wait ... register today!

NABT thanks the following sponsors ...

... who have committed their financial support to the NABT Professional Development Conference. In this tough economic climate, this is one investment sure to pay big dividends.


Affiliates Reception and Name Badge Holders


Sean Carroll

Carolina Biological Supply Company

BioClub Reception




Two-Year College Reception


First Timers Breakfast and Conference Bags

PASCO scientific

BELS Scholarship


Cyber Cafe

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Special Workshops: the following in-depth short courses are presented in

addition to the regular program offerings.

These events require advance registration; on-site registration is based on

space availability.

Wednesday, November 11

1. Adventures in Science Through Reading and Writing

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Cost: $560 * Limit: 24

2. Reinventing PCR as a New Two-Step Biology Activity

9:30 AM-Noon

Cost: 580 * Limit: 24

3. Dispelling the Myth of Effectively Teaching Biology Fully Online--Yes, It's


10: 30 AM-Noon

Cost: $520 * Limit: 40

4. Incorporating Biotechnology Experiments in Environmental Sciences

1:30 PM-3:45 PM

Cost: $80 * Limit: 24

5. Engaging Students Using Live and Virtual Sea Urchin Embryology Labs

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: $65 * Limit: 35

Friday, November 13

6. DNA Profiling: A Whooping Crane Paternity Test

8:00 AM-Noon

Cost: $55 * Limit: 24

7. Lecture-Free Teaching: A Learning Partnership of Science Educators and Their


8:00 AM--Noon

Cost: 555 * Limit: 30

8. Using the Process of Biological Research To Develop Critical Thinking and Presentation Skills

8:30 AM--11:30 AM

Cost: $30 * Limit: 45

10. Food, Fuel, and Fitness: The Potential for Biotechnology

9:00 AM--Noon

Cost: 580 * Limit: 100

11. Celebrate the National Year of Science: Strategies for Evolution in the Classroom

9:00 AM--Noon

Cost: $20 * Limit: 40

12. Analysis of Plants with Altered Genes for Biofuel Production: An RT-PCR


1:00 PM--5:00 PM

Cost: $35 * Limit: 24

13. Teaching Science Concepts and Inquiry Through Outdoor Studies

1:30 PM--4:30 PM

Cost: $80 * Limit: 50

14. Natural Selection: Identifying and Acting on Students' Prior Ideas

1:30 PM--5:30 PM

Cost: $45 * Limit: 30

Saturday, November 14

15. Utilizing Scientific Teaching with

Inquiry Instruction in Biology

9:00AM 1:00 PM

Cost: $50 * limit: 36


DENVER! Field Trips

25. Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science

9:30 AM--2:30 PM

Cost: $50 * Limit: 50

Since 1896, when a small, orphaned black bear named Billy Bryan became its first resident, the Denver Zoo has been providing homes for endangered and threatened species, while fostering "an education-based" approach to wildlife conservation. An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Denver Zoo spans more that 80 acres in Denver's historic City Park and boasts over 650 animal species. Next door to the Denver Zoo is the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It features a new exhibit entitled Expedition Health, a tour of the human body-how it is constantly changing and adapting in ways you can see, measure, and optimize through the choices you make. The museum also houses traditional exhibits including wildlife dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, cultural artifacts, two Egyptian mummies, a planetarium, and an IMAX theatre.



Friday, November 13

26. Bird Watching at Barr Lake

9:00 AM--2:00 PM

Cost: $30 * Limit: 50

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy this unique combination of activities at Barr Lake State Park. From wildlife watching and educational programs to hiking and fishing, Barr Lake is known as an exceptional wildlife habitat. The southwest side of the lake and the marshes provide habitat for numerous species of birds, including great blue herons, bald eagles and pelicans, and bird watchers can spot over 300 species. The park is also home to the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and an important Colorado wildlife refuge. Visitors can even watch the birds from the comfort of a lakeside gazebo. Visit Barr Lake for more information.

Saturday, November 14

27. Rocky Mountain National Park

7:30 AM--4:00 PM

Cost: $65 * Limit: 50

See the magnificent mountain beauty of this national park, home to the famous Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous motorway in the United States. Stop by Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, where you may encounter elk and coyote. Visit Bear Lake for breathtaking views of Hallet Peak, the lake, and glaciers. Moraine Park, Many, Parks Curve, and Alluvial Fan will all give you a sense of the spectacular depth this park has to offer.

Everyone should wear layers of clothing because temperatures and weather conditions can change rapidly and remember your binoculars and cameras. A box lunch will be provided. This tour will feature some short, reasonably level ground walks that can accommodate any level including handicapped. People with limited mobility may have to stay on or near the bus at some stops, but will still see fantastic views of the park. Visit Rocky, Mountain National Park for more information.


Meal Functions

Thursday, Nov. 12

15. R.S.W.B.E. Section Luncheon

Noon--l:00 PM

Cost: $45 * Limit: 25

Are you interested in the role of women in science? Do you have suggestions on how females can impact the scientific community? Come share your ideas and network with other female scientists as this committee plans its future goals.

16. Coordinators/State and Province Representatives/OBTA Directors Luncheon and

Business Meeting

Noon--2:00 PM

Cost: $45 * Limit: 50

This is your opportunity to meet with other Coordinators/Representatives/ Directors and share your experiences. Who knows better your challenges and concerns than others in the same positions? Meet these colleagues over lunch and then brainstorm in small group sessions.

Friday, Nov. 13

17. Multicultural Education Section Breakfast

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

Cost: $25 * Limit: 20

Come join us for breakfast and to learn more about our Section.

18. Past Presidents Breakfast

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

Cost: $33 * Limit: 15

All Past Presidents of NABT are invited to share ideas and be involved in the future of our Association.


19. International Activities Committee Breakfast

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

Cost: $35 * Limit: 25

Interested in international biology? Then come to this presentation about the Committee's activities this past year and help plan for next year. Information about international opportunities will be available.

20. Two-Year College Section Business Meeting and Breakfast

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

Cost: $35 * Limit: 100

Join the members of the Two-Year/ Community College (T-YCC) Section for breakfast and to discuss Section activities. The Section Business Meeting will begin immediately after the breakfast. All two-year community college educators are welcome to attend.

21. Four-Year Section Breakfast Meeting

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

Cost: $20 * Limit: 100

Attention four-year educators! Get to know the Four-Year Section over breakfast. Join us as well for the Section Business Meeting and presentation of the Four-Year Biology Teaching Awards.

22. Honors Luncheon

Noon-1:30 PM

Cost: $50 * Limit: 250

Bring your appetite and a camera as we salute the 2009 Outstanding Biology Teachers and other NABT award winners. The achievements of these educators are truly inspiring. You cannot help but leave this luncheon on a high note.


23. Dinner with Sean Carroll

6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Cost: $75 (dinner, presentation, and book signing) Limit: 100

$15 (presentation and book signing)

$22 (pre-order book)

NABT is proud to present an evolutionary adventure featuring Dr. Sean B. Carroll. Carroll will be discussing his latest book, Remarkable Creatures. Highlighting the scientific feats that have shaped evolutionary theory as we know it, Carroll takes us on a .journey through two centuries of discovery. Join us in Denver for a special dinner presentation and private book signing to support the NABT Biology Educator Leadership Scholarship (BELS). This special presentation is made possible with the generous support of BSCS and PASCO scientific.

Saturday, Nov. 14

24. Retired Members Section Breakfast

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

Cost: $35 * Limit: 25

Retired? Renew, reenergize, and revitalize at our 7th Annual Retired Members Section Breakfast. We value your experience. Come discover how you can help NABT and NABT can help you.
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