New paper on the Organismal Form and Function class

The lab has a new paper out in Integrative and Organismal Biology based on the recent Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience I taught in Fall 2018. The paper describes the design of the course, its implementation, caveats, and provides a syllabus and several rubrics for others that would like to teach a similar course. If you do teach a similar CURE, let me know as I would like to add links to the courses website. I’ll be teaching the course again in the coming years. For more information you can visit the courses website:

We got some frogs.

They’ve been in the tank for about a week. Bumble bee dart frogs (Dendrobates leucomelas), Towson colors. Ten total, but they hide well in all the plants. So far they seem to be doing well and are out during the day to say hi to all that come through the Bio office.

Coming soon…

….A new frog habitat! Last summer we had to separate donations of 200+ gallon aquaria. One has been adopted in the classroom for fish biology and animal physiology, currently housing some local striped bass. Since we already have a 125 gallon Amazonia aquaria in the main Bio office, we decided to make the other one into a terrarium for poison dart frogs. With the help of Autumn and Nate, and support from the department, we build the terrarium and planted it with some plants from our greenhouse and moss from the Glen Arboretum. We are letting the plants grow, but will be getting some bumble bee poison dart frogs (Towson colors) in this fall. So, stay tuned.