SCB North America’s Education Committee

SCBNA’s Education Committee serves the interests of educators, students, and members interested in advancing conservation science and practice through the development of education resources and professional development opportunities. Learn more about the Education Committee’s recent projects below!

If you are interested in rolling up your sleeves and joining us in the work on any of these topics, please write to Martha Groom (groom@uw.edu).  New members of the committee are always welcome!

NACCB Engagement

NACCB 2022

  • Interactive Session: Conservation Literacy as Interwoven Literacies: A Sharing and Learning Session
  • Networking Session: Behind the Screen: Exchanging Fresh Ideas for Teaching Conservation Biology Online
  • Group Mentoring Lunch (organized by NACCB Student Affairs committee)
  • Speed Networking w/ the SCB Social Sciences Working Group
  • Student / Chapters Mixer (organized by NACCB Student Affairs committee)
  • Financial Support: Registration waivers and travel awards provided to students and educators
  • Student Presentation Awards (co-hosted with NACCB Student Affairs Committee)
    Congratulations to the 2022 winners!
    Best Full Length Talk / Best Full Length Talk with Application: Melissa Cronin / Christopher Jadallah
    Best Speed Talk / Best Speed Talk with Application: Greta Schmidt/ Lia Chalifour
    Best Poster: Jeremy Adkins
  • Interactive Session: Confronting eco-grief and eco-anxiety in the conservation classroom
  • Interactive Session: Crossing Academic Boundaries: Active Learning Strategies for Teaching Conservation
  • Group Mentoring Lunch (organized by NACCB Student Affairs committee)
  • Speed Networking w/ the SCB Social Sciences Working Group
  • #BlackBirdersWeek Mentor Panel (organized by NACCB Student Affairs committee)
  • Financial Support: Registration waivers for virtual conference provided to students and educators
  • Student Presentation Awards (co-hosted with NACCB Student Affairs Committee)
    Congratulations to the 2020 winners!
    Best Full Length Talk / Best Full Length Talk with Application: Alexandra Decandia / Stacey NerkowskiBest Speed Talk / Best Speed Talk with Application: Lauren Kim / Alex Nicol-Harper

    Best Poster / Best Poster with Conservation Application: Claire Teitelbaum / Ashwin Sivakumar

  • Workshop: Civic Engagement and Conservation Apps in the College Classroom
  • Interactive Session: Experiential Conservation Education Discussion: Connecting the classroom to the wild (even if you can’t leave the room)
  • Interactive Session: Case Studies for Teaching and Learning in Conservation: What Have We Learned and Where Can We Go Next?
  • Event: Student-Professional Speed Networking (jointly-hosted with SCB’s Social Science Working Group & SCBNA’s Student Affairs Committee)
  • Event: Conservation Careers Panel
  • Financial Support: Student Travel Awards, 30 student supported (co-hosted with SCBNA’s Student Affairs Committee)
  • Professional Development: Mentor Match (Meet-up & Matching) (co-hosted with SCBNA’s Student Affairs Committee)
  • Professional Development: Student Presentation Awards (co-hosted with SCBNA’s Student Affairs Committee)
    Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

    Best Full Length Talk / Best Full Length Talk with Application: Kasmira Cokerill, Dalai Hanna

    Best Speed Talk / Best Speed Talk with Application: Megan Jones / Courtney Larson

    Best Poster / Best Poster with Conservation Application: Sebastian Thurs / Hanna Rosner-Katz

NACCB Educational Resources

  • NACCB YouTube – View the 2016, 2018, 2020 & 2022 Plenary Sessions
  • Interactive Session Reports & Engagement Opportunities  – Get involved in ongoing initiatives developed at NACCB 2020 (NACCB 2022 reports coming soon)!

Ongoing Initiatives:

  • Increasing opportunities for students and educators at NACCB
  • Strengthening the professional “pipeline” for students who want to work as conservation biologists
  • Facilitating student travel, presentation awards, & other student activities at the congress
  • Harnessing the combined energies of the North American chapters to work collaboratively on conservation challenges.
  • Re-examining the published “Principles of Conservation Biology,” which has served as a curricular guide for those seeking to develop educational resources in our field

Committee Members:

  • Martha Groom, Vice President for Education & Chapters, Chair
  • Jessica Pratt
  • Shelly Alexander
  • John Cigliano
  • Jacqualine Grant
  • Victoria Lukasik
  • Rebecca McCaffery