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Celebrating evolution: A teacher workshop

Sunday, February 8, 2009
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and bring evolution to your classrooms!

The activities of this workshop will be tailored to meet your needs and will include a sharing of new resources, hands-on activities including the Academy Evolution Kit, tours of the Human Evolution Research Center (HERC), and plenty of time for discussion. Activities and discussion will focus on: evolution and the nature of science, natural selection, reproductive fitness, phylogenetics and cladistics, human evolution, student misconceptions, and more!

Presenters include Helena Carmena, California Academy of Sciences; Rebecca Jabbour, HERC; Louise Mead, National Center for Science Education; Jessica Neely, KQED QUEST; and Judy Scotchmoor, UCMP.

9:00 - 9:30 Registration 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome and logistics for the day

9:45 - 10:45 Hands-on session #1

11:00 - 12:00 Hands-on session #2

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided) and tours

1:00 - 1:30 Meet Darwin, a special presentation by KQED QUEST

1:30 - 2:15 Hands-on session #3

2:15 - 3:00 Looking at resources, misconceptions, and discussion

A Certificate of Professional Development will be provided as well as lots of great "freebies!"

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