UCMP supports teaching of evolution (cont.)


 
1) September Kick-off Events
There are two kick-off events scheduled, one in the Bay Area and the other in Los Angeles. Their purpose is to bring together K–16 science teachers, science educators, curriculum specialists, administrators, education board members, scientists, and representatives from the State Department of Education to preview the WGBH series on evolution (see calendar entry) and to learn about available resources, future events, and current research in evolution. The events also include a town meeting format to discuss the importance of teaching evolution in our classrooms and the issues surrounding that teaching.
  • September 6, 2001, 5–9 pm at the California Academy of Science, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; and
  • September 11, 2001, 6–9 pm at the National History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

To register for these free events, visit the CSTA website.

2) Join the Evolution! A KQED Open House at the Berkeley Natural History Museums
BNHM logoA reception and behind the scenes tours of the Berkeley Natural History Museums followed by mini-lectures on evolution and the biodiversity of California, and a sneak preview of clips from the WGBH Evolution series.

  If you would like to attend the open house, RSVP to (415) 553-2836 or e-mail evolution@kqed.org.
October 10, 2001, 6–9 pm, Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley

3) 2001—A Science Odyssey
The California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) will include a Professional Development Strand on Biology and the Nature of Science to be held in conjunction with their annual meeting in Palm Springs, CA, October 25–28, 2001. UCMP has been a key player in planning this strand and will be providing both focus speakers and core workshop sessions.

4) Evolution—Investigating the Evidence
A teacher workshop at the Oakland Museum of California, December 1, 2001. More details will be available soon.

5) March 2002—The UCMP short course returns with a slightly different focus on evolution. This one is entitled The Story of San Francisco Bay.

Current partners in the Understanding Science initiative include: the Berkeley Natural History Museums, California Academy of Sciences, California Science Teachers Association, KQED and KCET Public Broadcasting, National Center for Science Education, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Oakland Museum of California, UC Museum of Paleontology, and WGBH television.

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