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CIDS to hold biodiversity workshop

The Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) will hold the lecture series-workshop “Integrating Biodiversity Research, Education, Public Engagement and Conservation from November 12 to 16 at the National Institute of Physics.

Organized by the California Academy of Sciences and the UP System, the 4-day activity provides “an excellent learning opportunity for educators, policy makers, biologists and taxonomists, in particular, as well as a venue for the exchange of ideas among a highly interdisciplinary group of scientists and users of our biodiversity.”

Day 1 and the morning sessions for the next four days will consist of lectures, while afternoon sessions starting day two will have hands-on practicum. The four practicum tracks are: A) Collections track, with three separate taxonomic groups namely Invertebrates (Practicum 1), Vascular Plants (Practicum 2), Marine Plants (Practicum 3); and B) Education and Exhibits track (Practicum 4).

Interested parties may confirm and indicate their interest on or before Wednesday, November 7. They will receive confirmation of acceptance for the practicum by  November  9. For queries and confirmation, contact Rose at 929-3540 or email the organizers  at

The activity is open to the public.