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Promoting Evolution Education Policy

The AIBS Public Policy Office works to ensure that evolution education is not undermined by political campaigns to insert pseudoscience, such as intelligent design/creationism, into the science curriculum.

AIBS advocates for science education on behalf of biologists and educators, but also helps individuals become effective spokespeople for biology. We offer a number of services to our members, including online networking, news briefs, and in-depth policy analysis, as well as well as short workshops that help individuals develop the skills necessary to speak to the media or policymakers.

Get Engaged

The AIBS/NCSE Evolution List Server Network, for the U.S. and Canada, allows scientists, teachers, and other interested parties to get in contact about local, national, and international evolution education developments.

Learn What's Happening in the States

The AIBS Public Policy Office works with various national and state organizations to monitor and report on state and local threats to the teaching of evolution in public school science courses. We report on these threats in the bi-weekly AIBS Public Policy Report, action alerts to the AIBS Legislative Action Center, or through publications such as the Washington Watch column in the journal BioScience.

Download a brief fact sheet summarizing recent developments in different states.

Recent Evolution Education Items from the Pages of BioScience

AIBS' journal, BioScience, regularly publishes items related to evolution education in the K-16 science curriculum. Click here for items of interest to those working to provide students with a modern science education.

AIBS Position Statements on Evolution Education

Evolution Symposium and Workshop

AIBS co-organizes an annual evolution symposium and workshop with the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) at the National Association of Biology Teachers meeting.

Understanding Evolution Project

For the past few years, AIBS has been involved in supporting and promoting the University of California's Understanding Evolution and Understanding Science web-based projects.

Evolution on ActionBioscience

AIBS publishes ActionBioscience.org, a free, educational website, with content available both in English and Spanish that includes a section on evolution.

Statements by Scientific Organizations on Evolution Education

Reports and Other Resources on the Teaching of Evolution

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