October 30, 2012


Attending the 2012 NABT Conference in Dallas? Don't miss this year's NABT Evolution Symposium highlighting the impact of two transformational thinkers in evolutionary biology who died in 2011: Lynn Margulis and Jim Crow.

The symposium, entitled "Evolutionary Transformations: The Legacies of Two Influential Scientists on Evolutionary Thought" will begin with an overview and historical perspective of major transitions in evolutionary biology. This will be followed by talks from two scientists who are protégés of Margulis and Crow and can speak to the impact of their mentors' work. The symposium will close with a talk on the future of evolutionary biology and the roles of Margulis' and Crow's work in helping shape that future.

The symposium will be held from 1:00pm - 5pm on Friday, November 2nd.

As always, the evolution symposium will be followed the next day, Saturday, November 3rd, by a hands-on workshop from 10:00 am - 12:45 pm for teachers for those interested in learning about strategies to teach about the evolution of evolutionary thought in your classroom.

The 2012 NABT Evolution Symposium is sponsored by NESCent, BEACON, and AIBS. You must be registered for the NABT Professional Development Conference to attend the symposiuim, but the Workshop is free!

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