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The Society works through its Education Committee to provide resources that promote the teaching and learning of science using plants and encourage plant biology as a career choice.  ASPB offers this Statement on the Importance of Participation of Scientists in K-12 Science Education (2010) and this Position Statement on Plant Biology in the Early Education of Children (2014). ASPB is active in the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education movement. In response to a call in Science to mobilize scientific societies, ASPB offers this succinct menu of online instructional items culled from the full resources linked below.



The 12 Principles of Plant Biology
Plants are critical to education, research, and daily living. The 12 principles are integral to biology and can be explored for a better understanding of plant science.

12 Inquiry-Based Activities for Plant Biology - Engaging lab-style activities for students to explore the 12 Principles of Plant Biology.

Higher Education


SURFSummer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) funds for ugrads to conduct meaningful plant biology research.

Core Concepts in Plant Biology
Key topics and objectives for undergraduate and community college plant biology programs.

Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology
2011 Final Report  - V&C Project Locator

Career Development


Career Workshops

How to Make a Great Poster

How to Make a Great Talk

How to Conduct a Prospective Postdoc Interview

Public Outreach


Up to $50K for ASPB members doing education and outreach activities that advance knowledge and appreciation of plant biology.
Award cycles open in March.

Volunteer within ASPB!
Enhance your professional experience within the Society and through active outreach that promotes plant biology.

Hot News

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Plant Biology 2016

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12th ISPA Conference - Plants in action - coping with low oxygen

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