ISP Faculty Fellow David Kirk, PhD, professor emeritus of biology, provides leadership for this work with support from current ISP Kirk Teacher Fellow Didi Noelker.
“Unfortunately, there is a lot of resistance on the part of parents and school administrators to teaching evolution in their schools,” says ISP Faculty Fellow Dr. David Kirk. “But as a scientist, I don’t think it makes any more sense to try to teach biology without evolution, than it would make to try to teach chemistry without atomic theory, or physics without the theory of gravity.”
St. Louis area science teachers join ISP Faculty Fellow David Kirk and ISP Kirk Teacher Fellow Elizabeth Petersen in discussion of resources for evolution education in the K-12 classroom.
David and Marilyn Kirk established the Kirk Teacher Fellowship with the purpose of empowering a science teacher to act as a leader in evolution education in the St. Louis area.