Evolution Goes to the Movies


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This workshop is designed to provide an overview of key evolutionary concepts, evolutionary mechanisms, and explore cutting-edge topics in evolutionary biology. Evolutionary biologists and educators at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution will present topics with an emphasis on recent developments and practical applications. The scientific content will be supported by hands on classroom activities, pedagogy demonstrations and information about teaching resources. In addition, participants will learn about initiatives to teach evolution as a unifying theme in the biological sciences, and contribute to the national conversation on this approach to teaching biology. The workshop will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and include field trips to tour the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum, Vilas Zoo and BioCore Prairie.
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