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Tuesday, July 7 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
PM2: The Phylo Project: an Online Resource for DIY Biodiversity Trading Card Generation

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Phylo (http://phylogame.org) is a project that began as a reaction to the following nugget of information: Kids know more about Pokemon creatures than they do about real creatures. Phylo is also: (1) a card game that makes use of the wonderful, complex, and inspiring things that inform the notion of biodiversity; (2) an exercise in crowd sourcing, open access, and open game development; and (3) a tool that enables easy generation of classroom biodiversity decks. 

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this online resource, and will also provide teacher access accounts so that they can learn how to use this tool in their own classrooms. This includes a guided step by step tour on the nuances and logistics of creating classroom DIY decks that will be playable and expandable with the rest of the Phylo system. By the end of the workshop, we hope that the collective efforts of the group will have created a beta deck!

0:00 - 0:10: Introduction to the project
0:10 - 0:20: Discussion on what type of deck to create.
0:20 - 0:40: Independent web based research to find information on participants chosen organism (this will be facilitated with a one page worksheet).
0:40 - 1:00: Tour of the DIY card creation section of the Phylo website.
1:00 - 1:10: BREAK
1:10 - 1:30 Participants create their own card based on the information they found.
1:30 - 1:40: Showing off the deck and closing words.
1:40 - 1:50: Time for questions

Higher Education Participants are welcome.

Participants should come with a laptop or tablet device with online access.

Participants will receive account access to the Phylo project website so that they can continue using it in their own settings/classrooms.

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David Ng

Faculty, University of British Columbia
David Ng is a geneticist, science educator, and faculty based at the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories.  Of note: (1) he is partly responsible for the massive DNA helix emblazoned on his building’s facade; (2) his Dad beat up Bruce Lee; (3) his first foray into general publishing featured a unicorn on the front cover; and (4) his lab studies things like Pokemon and creativity. Learn more at bioteach.ubc.ca

Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Inn Wisconsin

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