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California Academy of Sciences Offers
SAN FRANCISCO (February 2, 1999) – Using the internet as an expanded classroom and professional scientists as teachers, the California Academy of Sciences presents BioForum, an all day seminar series that allows Bay Area educators and anyone with access to the internet to learn about the most current research and issues in conservation biology.
BioForum, a series now in its fourteenth year, features lectures followed by a panel discussion held at the California Academy of Sciences. This informative series created for high school science teachers offers educators an opportunity to expand their teaching curriculum, learn new ways to teach students, and interact directly with scientists. Teachers can recreate lessons learned at Bioforum in the classroom by logging onto the Academy’s World Wide Web site at http://www.calacademy.org. Created in collaboration with Genentech’s Access Excellence, the site gives educators access to video, audio slides and text transcripts of BioForum presentations, lecturer biographies, and links to related sites.
The next series will focus on Conservation Biology and will be held on
Saturday, February 6, 1999 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Morrison
Auditorium at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
The panel will be moderated by Tom Moritz, Head Librarian of the American
Museum of Natural History in New York and member of the World Commission
on Protected Areas, IUCN.