Active Learning in the Wildlife Classroom: Engaging students beyond the field


Advance Registration Required

Education was disrupted in 2020 by the COVID pandemic that shut down colleges and universities. While disruptions are difficult periods, many instructors took a hard look at their courses to identify what elements were key to a student’s learning. If active learning stood out to you, attend this workshop. Active learning as a pedagogy has a long history in wildlife education, which typically contains field-based courses, yet active learning strategies can also be employed within a lecture format classroom and virtual classrooms. This workshop is targeted towards postdocs, faculty, or instructors of outreach programs seeking ideas to incorporate more active learning into teaching their wildlife courses. Participants will experience 4 activities and leave the workshop of teaching materials to incorporate these activities within their courses. We also encourage participants  to submit an idea for an activity prior to the conference. Those selected will present at the workshop and receive feedback from peers and workshop facilitators. All participants will have access to revised activities and shared teaching materials following the workshop. 
Supported By:Colleges and Universities Working Group of The Wildlife Society Tracy Rittenhouse, Chair CUEWG will send a letter of support

Location: Virtual Date: November 1, 2021 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm