evolution

2019 Darwin Day Celebration

By myralopez on December 27, 2018 in

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with a free evolution education event for area K-12 teachers DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019 TIME: Registration & continental breakfast 8 am. Program 8:25 am to 1:00 pm LOCATION: Room 202, Life Sciences Building, Washington University Danforth Campus Keyno...

Battling misconceptions of teaching evolution

By myralopez on September 15, 2017 in Science, STEM, Teacher Leadership

Teacher Deirdre “Didi” Noelker climbs up on a stool and grabs an animal skull from atop a cabinet. It’s a replica of a saber-toothed cat. A gift from her husband. “The more I teach, the more I realize evolution weaves through everything I teach in biology,” says Noelker, as she cradles the skull....

The evolution of David Kirk

By myralopez on January 9, 2017 in Faculty & Staff

When David Kirk was leaving for college, his father had some parting words for him – professors would try and teach him about evolution and he wasn’t to believe a word they said. The advice wasn’t completely unexpected. Kirk’s dad was religiously ultraconservative. Kirk, professor emeritus in the...

Top evolution resources

By gbarajas on May 19, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science

For many K-12 educators, the topic of evolution can be an intimidating one. However, as the foundation of biology, evolution is a crucial subject to address in the science classroom. That’s why the ISP offers educators the resources they need to teach this important topic with confidence. Below i...