ASPB in the Windy City – NABT 2019

ASPB member-volunteers at NABT 2019, Chicago (left to right): Scott Woody, DJ Speed, Jean Greenberg, Jennifer Arp, Kat Markam, Karen Hudson, and Jess Morgan.

Chicago was home to this year’s National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) professional development conference, held from November 14th – 17th, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand.  Over 1500 educators and administrators representing all levels of education attended this year’s event, which boasts itself as the largest national conference dedicated exclusively to life science education.

The ASPB Education Committee was one of 66 vendors to host an exhibit booth at the conference, organized by Education Committee member Valerie Haywood and Winnie Nham, ASPB Education Coordinator.  ASPB members from the greater Chicago area and beyond volunteered their time in the booth to help communicate the importance of plant biology education and information about ASPB to conference attendees. We would like to offer a special thanks to our ASPB member volunteers: Jennifer Arp (Danforth Center), Jean Greenberg (University of Chicago), Karen Hudson (USDA-ARS, Purdue University), Kat Markam (University of Minnesota), Jess Morgan (University of Chicago), DJ Speed (University of Chicago), and Scott Woody (University of Wisconsin).

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Written by Valerie Haywood, Case Western Reserve University

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