2023 TEC Expo: Whose names are these? Learning about Indigenous plants and animals

Join Wendy Traas, Education Librarian, and Yvonne Dawydiak, Learning Design Manager, at the 2023 TEC Expo. We will invite participants to respond to the provocation: Whose names are these?

We will explore materials from the Education Library, freely available digital tools, and open educational online resources to help identify and learn more about Indigenous plants and animals. Digital tools such as SEEK and iNaturalist can be used to identify plants and animals. In this session, we complement the use of these apps with Indigenous language resources including the Pacific Northwest Plant Knowledge Cards so that participants might consider how they can incorporate Indigenous sciences, critical thinking, and critical digital literacies in their teaching. These resources and approaches support learning about local flora and fauna through the lens of place-based learning.

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TEC Expo takes place in the Neville Scarfe building foyer on Tuesday, November 7, 12-2. For more information, visit https://lddi.educ.ubc.ca/tec-expo/


For more information about how to use the Pacific Northwest Plant Knowledge cards in the classroom, and mobile apps for plant identification, visit the Scarfe Digital Sandbox post: https://scarfedigitalsandbox.teach.educ.ubc.ca/species-id-whose-names-are-these/