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Cosponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

An Evolution Symposium and Teaching Workshop at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference, Anaheim Marriot, Anaheim, CA


AIBS and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) will cosponsor the eighth annual evolution symposium and teaching workshop at the 2011 National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference.

The symposium will feature scientists whose research in human evolution adds to our growing understanding of human origins. Speakers will address the dynamic interplay between the ecological forces that shaped the distinctive traits that make us human, and human actions that are changing the environment around us. The speakers will be:

  • Susan Antón, Department of Anthropology, New York University, NY
  • John Hawks, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
  • Rick Potts, Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
  • Jill Pruetz, Department of Anthropology, Iowa State University, IA


A workshop will take place on Saturday morning, complementing the information presented in the symposium and providing resources for those interested in teaching about these topics.


Full program details will be available in June 2011.


To register for this event, you will need to register for the NABT Conference:


For more information, contact Susan Musante at 540-305-4125 or smusante at


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