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The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and the Half-Earth Project cordially invite you to join the Educator Ambassador Institute, to be held during Half-Earth Day.

About the Workshop

On Monday, October 7, 2019 at UC Berkeley, this 2-hour NGSS and CA state standards-based workshop will introduce middle school and high school science teachers to the Half-Earth Project and a state-of-the-art interactive tool for mapping the world’s biodiversity.

Participants will get an overview of a newly-tested hands-on activity that brings mapping, biodiversity, and conservation biology to your students, tied to middle school and high school curricula and standards. Teachers will also receive a copy of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life by Edward O. Wilson.

Facilitators include:

  • Amanda Briody, Science Teacher, Baltimore Public Schools, Teach For America alumnus
  • James Clark, Next Generation Science Standards and California standards expert
  • Dennis Liu, Vice President of Education, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
  • Scott Rinnan, Conservation Priority Science, Half-Earth Project and Map of Life

Registration is open for active middle school and high school teachers on a first-come basis, limited to 80 spaces. Contact Dennis Liu at if you have any questions.


What is Half-Earth Day?

Half-Earth Day is an annual celebration and opportunity for scientists, conservationists, community representatives, decision-makers, and educators from around the world to share their unique perspectives and progress towards biodiversity conservation and create fresh energy and engagement for the grand, achievable Half-Earth goal. This year, Half-Earth Day is co-hosted by the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources.


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