May
19
2009

Two Evolution Education Workshops for teachers in WA, ID, and northern CA

Evolution 101: Evolution and Biogeography
June 12, 2009

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Washington and Idaho teachers are invited to attend a one-day workshop on teaching evolution: “Evolution 101″.  This workshop will be held on the campus of Washington State University, in Pullman, WA.  This workshop will cover a diversity of topics and will include short lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on activities.  We will also be giving away free teaching resources to all participants, and will also be raffling off some bigger prizes as well.  This will be a relaxed and fun event that will help give you the tools you need to better educate your students.

As an added bonus, all workshop participants will also be given admission to the Evolution Meetings being held on the University of Idaho campus in nearby Moscow, Idaho (see http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/evolution09/).  These meetings bring together top scientists from across the world who do research on evolution and also teach it at the college level.  Workshop participants will be given full admission to the Evolution Meetings, including an Education Symposium and a lecture by Dr. Eugenie Scott, author of Evolution vs. Creationism. The Evolution Meetings are a great place to learn about the latest research in evolutionary biology and meet world-class scientists.
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Think Evolution: A summer institute for science educators
August 11-14th, 2009

University of California Museum of Paleontology

Calling all middle and high school science teachers!

Put on your evolution eyeglasses and your nature of science thinking cap and join us for a fun-filled four days of evolutionary explorations with biologists and educators from the University of California. The Think Evolution Summer Institute will combine lectures by prominent biologists with sessions focused on hands-on activities for the middle and high school classroom. Topics to include: tree-thinking; mechanisms and applications of evolution; molecular and human evolution; and the important role of developmental biology in generating new insights into evolution. Hear about the most recent developments in evolution and have an opportunity to explore how to integrate these topics into your curriculum. Follow up with biologists and participating educators at the Evo-Picnic to be held the following February.

Tuesday through Friday, August 11–14, 2009
UC Museum of Paleontology, Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

$75.00 for four days (college credit available for additional cost); includes lots of free resources distributed to participating teachers plus morning and afternoon snacks.

Details at the following website:  http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/about/insitute09.php

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