Month: April 2019

Art Professional Development Workshop

Along with ECE Faculty Coordinator, Cora Lynn Deibler, certified UConn ECE ART 1030: Drawing I instructors were able to visit the Thomas J. Dodd Center on the Storrs campus at to take a firsthand look at the Maurice Sendak archives.  Recently, the Maurice Sendak Foundation chose to share Sendak’s archives with the University of Connecticut who are now housing and stewarding the Collection.  Project Archivist, Clara Nguyen shared her knowledge with the group who were able to learn more about Sendak’s life, and view his original artwork, sketches, books and other materials.

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Animal Science Professional Development Workshop

Our certified Animal Science instructors along with Faculty Coordinators Dr. Jenifer Nadeu and Dr. Amy Safran met with Dr. Julia Wilkinson from Tufts Veterinary Field Service to learn about equine aging and dentistry in a hands on science lab. The group of 12 certified animal science instructors were able to tour the horse barns and observe Dr. Wilkinson floating a horse’s teeth.  This routine procedure involves filing a horse’s teeth to make the chewing surfaces relatively flat or smooth as a part of overall equine health.

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Biology Professional Development Workshop

Dr. Thomas Abbott, faculty coordinator for UConn ECE Biology and a group of fifty certified instructors discussed all things insects. Special guest speaker, from UConn’s EEB department, Professor David L. Wagner shared his research on caterpillars with the group in an interactive presentation during the morning. In the afternoon, instructors were able to tour UConn’s Research greenhouses under guidance by Living Plant Collections Manager, Clinton Morse.  Instructors walked through each zone getting to take a close look at the thousands of plants thriving in the greenhouses. Later groups of instructors were able to visit the Biodiversity Research Collections with Dr. Sarah Taylor and Dr. Jane O’Donnell who shared a variety of samples from the Collections with the instructors.

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