Martha Groom leads short course on "Interdisciplinary Conservation Education"

August 22, 2014 - IAS faculty member Martha Groom led a short course "Interdisciplinary Conservation Education: Strategies for Attracting a Diversity of Learners" at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, MT. Drawing on the meeting theme "Crossing Conservation Boundaries," Groom challenged conservation biologists to create interdisciplinary conservation courses to engage a broader group of students in conservation.   With her long-term collaborator Ana Porzecanski of the American Museum of Natural History, she led a group of educators working within formal and informal settings through strategies for creating interdisciplinary modules and re-envisioning traditional course structures.