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Understanding Evolution

Evolution in the Classroom

Teacher Forum

The Geological Society of America is proud to announce a special forum on evolution for K-12 teachers. Please join us for a special session with experts in the field of paleontology, evolution, and geology.

Saturday, 4 October, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
George R. Brown Convention Center, General Assembly Theater B

Understanding Evolution


Teachers will hear leading experts explain:

  • what geologic evidence exists for evolution
  • why understanding the nature of science and historical science is necessary for understanding evolution
  • what we can learn from the fossil record
  • how we can trace the transitions and transformations of organisms through the evolutionary past

Learn about resources for teaching evolution:

  • A new evolution simulation
  • Understanding misconceptions and myths about evolution in order to dispel them
  • Highlights of the Understanding Evolution Web site (UC Museum of Paleontology), with an introduction to a new site on the Nature of Science.

An audience question and answer session will follow the presentations.

Science, Evolution, and Creationism ...
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We would like to thank the National Academy of Sciences for generously donating a copy of "Science, Evolution, and Creationism" to every teacher attending the Teacher Forum on Saturday.

Teachers will also receive a free CD-ROM containing nature of science and evolution resources discussed in the forum and donated by GSA members.

  • Judy Parrish, GSA President, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Idaho
  • Warren Allmon, Director, Paleontological Research Institution [ read abstract and bio ]
  • Jere Lipps, Curator of Paleontology, Museum of Paleontology; Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley [ read abstract and bio ]
  • Alan Gishlick, Gustavus Adolphus College [ read abstract and bio ]
  • Bryce M. Hand, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Syracuse University [ read abstract and bio ]
  • Louise Mead, Education Project Director, National Center for Science Education [ read abstract and bio ]
  • Judy Scotchmoor, Director of Education and Public Programs, UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology [ read abstract and bio ]

All Teacher Forum attendees are eligible to receive VIP passes for admittance to the GSA Joint Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall (in the Convention Center) on the date of their choice, either …
   > Sunday, 5 October, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.,
   > Monday or Tuesday, 6 or 7 October, from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. or
   > Wednesday, 8 October, from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

GSA thanks these partners for their support.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The National Academies Press

The National Association of
Biology Teachers

The Botanical Society of America

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Planting Science
University of California Museum of Paleontology University of California
Museum of Paleontology
The Paleontological Society

Paleontological Society

National Science Teachers Association

National Science Teachers Association

National Center for Science Education
National Center for Science Education

Also see Understanding Evolution: A Public Forum, Tuesday., 7 October, 7-9 pm





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