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Outreach & Education

Seminars & Reading Group Evolution Courses at UW Darwin Day Teaching Resources

 

 

The Crow Institute Outreach Committee works to advance the understanding of evolution in the general public and K-12 students through outreach events, public lectures, school programs, and teacher education. We are always seeking interested volunteers as well as donations to assist with these efforts. Contact Nicole Perna or Chris McAllester  to get involved.

 

DARWIN DAY: A yearly festival of public outreach and Evolution!

February 11 - 14, 2019

The J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution invites you to join in our annual activities, as part of a global celebration of science and discovery.  All events are free and open to the public.  We thank our co-sponsors for their generous support.

Darwin Days 2019 Schedule

February 11th:

Darwin Day Tree of Life Event, 2:30-4:30 pm, Discovery Building Town Center

Walk the WID floor to visit our many exploration stations teaching lessons and providing insights on evolution and the diversity of life on Earth.

 

February 13th:

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab, 7-8:15pm, Room 1111 Genetics/Biotech Center

Hunting the Origins of Plant Diversity in the Tibetan Plateau

Dr Deren Eaton, Columbia University

Livestream: biotech.wisc.edu/webcams/

 

February 14th:

Special Evolution Seminar & Darwin Day Keynote, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 1111 Genetics/Biotech Center

Isolation, introgression and interference: genomic perspectives on plant diversification

Dr Deren Eaton, Columbia University

 

Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology, 3:30-4:30, Room 1360 Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Microbial Populations in the Wild

Dr. Martin Polz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

Other Outreach Activities

The Crow Institute works to advance the understanding of evolution in the general public and K-12 students through outreach events, public lectures, school programs, and teacher education. 

 

 

Education
On-campus education efforts by the JF Crow Institute focus on engaging the students, staff, and faculty who make up the evolution community and fostering discussion on a variety of topics. The Institute supports numerous opportunities for Graduate Study in Evolutionary Biology, undergraduate study through the Evolution Option in the Biology major, and oversees the Evolution Seminar Series, Zoology and Evolution Reading Group, Evolution Journal Club, and the Teaching Evolution Seminar.