This session, initiated by the Open Science Network (OSN), will explore diverse approaches in teaching ethnobiology. Papers will relate to Cassandra Quave’s edited volume “Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences” (2014) and to the OSN’s core concepts of awareness, diversity, change, and connections. This session will increase awareness of the OSN’s open-system policy and, in that spirit, will provide examples of ethnobiology teaching including course curricula and syllabi, hands-on activities, and online instruction. Ultimately, presenters seek to inspire and enable ethnobiology educators to promote the importance of this discipline by fostering connections of diversity between students, their environments, and peoples of the world.

If you are interested in participating in this session, please contact the Session Organizers.

Session Organizer(s):   Janelle Baker (
                                              Valentina Savo (
*This announcement was originally posted to the Society of Ethnobiology website.