Please join us for the Southern California...

Kickoff Event


Jean Delacour Auditorium
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles County

This FREE event includes:

Previews from the groundbreaking new television series, Evolution, (produced by WGBH Television) airing on KCET September 24-27.

Featured speakers:

  • "Evolution studies in the Museum: Evidence from the patterns in nature"
    Dr. John Heyning, Deputy Director for Research and CollectionsNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • "How to introduce evolution in elementary (K-8) education"
    Alan Gishlick, Postdoctoral ScholarNational Center for Science Education, Inc.
  • "Using museums and other informal resources to teach evolution"
    Leah Melber, Science Education Specialist Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Panel discussion: Bring your questions, comments or concerns about teaching evolution to our panel of experts. Share your success tips with fellow teachers. Engage in dialogue about how to align your evolution curriculum with the CA Science Standards. And discuss why teaching evolution is considered controversial.

Materials Support: All attending teachers will receive free resource material to help implement the teaching of evolution in the classroom as well as free passes to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries.


To register for the FREE event and become eligible for terrific prizes, visit


For more information, contact Leah Melber, Science Education Specialist
(213) 763-3240 or

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