2003 Fall Symposium

The Role of Tropical Ecology and Conservation in the New England Classroom

Presented by The Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation
on Saturday, October 18, 2003

A one day symposium to share interactive teaching methods for linking tropical ecology and conservation to New England, with a focus on middle and high school education.

2003 CTEC Symposium participants discussing ecology and conservation in the classroomC.T.E.C. hosted 68 participants from over 30 institutions, including Massachusetts Audubon Society, The Rainforest Alliance, Earthwatch, The Nature Museum, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Antioch University New England, public schools of VT, MA, NH, and many more.

Guest speakers addressed the role of tropical ecology and conservation within New England curricula.

Workshops included
(workshop descriptions and notes available for download as an attachment below):

2003 CTEC Symposium participants involved with field-study work

  • Art in Conservation: Picture Pals Exchange Program
  • Biodiversity for Sale? Teaching and Learning about Biotechnology and Corporate Globalization in the Rainforests of the Global South
  • Costa Rica Study Abroad Program
  • Digital Imagery for Teaching and Conservation
  • Scientific Habits of Mind:Conducting Biodiversity Research with Secondary School Students
  • Thrushes: Migrant Songbirds of the Forest
  • Rainforest Alliance: Connecting Kids to Conservation
  • Rainforest Realities: Using broad ecological concepts to link New England forests to tropical rainforests

Workshop Notes (PDF 253K)
Workshop Descriptions (PDF 88K)

Poster Presenters Included

  • Earthwatch
  • Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Education Program
  • Primate Conservation, Inc.
  • The Nature Museum, Grafton
  • Study Abroad Programs: Brasil
  • Ecotourism: Costa Rica

C.T.E.C. Would like to thank our generous donors for making this event a huge success!

  • Bagelworks, Keene, NH
  • Dean’s Beans, Orange, MA
  • Hannafords, Keene, NH
  • Stonyfield Farms, Londonderry, NH
  • Toadstool Bookstore, Keene, NH
  • The UPS Store, Keene, NH