In an effort to support the teaching of evolution in K-12 schools, the Institute for School Partnership hosts a monthly book club for St. Louis area teachers. The group is open to any educator in the St. Louis area interested in gaining more knowledge about the field of evolution.

Join our EVOLUTION education book club for Summer

Take an exciting literary adventure through the world of evolution! Network with fellow teachers! Gain new content knowledge for your classroom! We’re reading Lee Berger and John Hawks’ “Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo nailed and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story.”

THREE WEDNESDAYS THIS SUMMER: (you do not need to attend all three meetings)

  • June 12 – Prologue – Part 1 (pages 11-66)
  • July 10 – Chapters 9-21 (pages 67-148)
  • August 14 – Chapters 10-end (pages 149-226)

Interested in joining? RSVP to Paula Smith psmith26@wustl.edu or 314-935-6846.
Our Book Club Selections

  • Summer 2019 book selection
    Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo nailed and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story
    by Lee Berger and John Hawks
  • Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution
    by Jonathan B. Losos
  • 2017-2018 book selection
    I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
    by Ed Yong
  • Summer 2017 book selection
    What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Underwater Cousins
    by Jonathan Balcombe
  • Summer 2016 book selection
    The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
    by Sean B. Carroll
  • Fall 2016 book selection
    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
    by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Summer 2015 book selection
    Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds
    by John Pickrell
  • Fall 2015 book selection
    In the Light of Evolution: Essays from the Laboratory and Field
    by Jonathan B. Losos
  • Summer 2014 book selection
    Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
    by Neil Shubin
  • Spring 2014 book selection
    The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change
    by Stephen R. Palumbi
  • Fall 2013 book selection
    Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity
    by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince
  • Summer 2013 book selection
    Into the Jungle: Great Adventures in the Search for Evolution
    by Sean B. Carroll
  • Spring 2013 book selection
    The Top 10 Myths About Evolution
    by Cameron M. Smith and Charles Sullivan