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Teacher Workshop on Evolution

Pigeon Skulls
Illustration by Darwin comparing the beaks of finches
1. Geospiza magnirostris
2. Geospiza fortis
3. Geospiza parvula
4. Certhidea olivasea

The Making of the Fittest: Adaptation and Natural Selection
Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Do not miss this one day workshop (8 contact hours) that provides teachers with a firm foundation in evolutionary biology, including current evolutionary theory, recent discoveries, and resources and ideas for effective classroom exercises. The workshop addresses Common Core and NY State Learning Standards for teaching evolution. 

Presented by Ph.D.-level NYSM scientists, teachers will gain valuable insight into the forefront of scientific research happening right here in New York State. Biology, Earth Science and Social Studies teachers will all benefit from the materials provided in this interactive program. Participants take away a book, DVD, and lesson plans for use in the classroom.

Summary of important details:

Location: New York State Museum' Huxley Theater, Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Eligibility: High school and middle school science teachers from any school
Date and Times: Saturday March 15, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Participant Fee: $30 (includes coffee breaks and a box lunch)
Teacher Credit: Continuing Education credit for 8 contact hours, through the New York State Education Department.

For more information, please contact:
Jeremy Kirchman at or
New York State Museum
Room 3140 CEC
Albany, NY 12230

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