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Illuminating biology: An evolutionary perspective
Date:10/7/2008

dolphins, and elephants. Most of these species are highly social. Although the brains of different species share myriad similarities, they also differ in many respects. Dr. Striedter aims to understand how and why those species differences arose. The ultimate goal of this research is to test theories about how brains evolve.

3:30-3:45: Dr. Brian Wiegmann - Associate Director of Education and Outreach, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC

3:45-4:00: Wrap-up

THE TEACHER WORKSHOP

On 17 October 2008, this half-day event will build on the themes of the symposium, provide hands-on training in the effective use of curriculum and resources available for the classroom, and focus on examples from conservation biology and public health. Sponsored by AIBS and NESCent, the workshop will feature presentations by Anna Thanukos and Jennifer Collins from the Understanding Evolution project and Sam Donovan and Ethel Stanley from BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium.

Date: Friday, October 17th, 2008
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Marriott Memphis Downtown, Memphis, TN - Knoxville Room
Registration: Anyone participating in this workshop must be registered for the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference (http://www.nabt2008.org) and must pre-register, at no cost, ahead of time with AIBS or NESCent staff. Enrollment in this workshop is limited. To register, go to http://www.nescent.org/eog/signup_aibs_nescent_evolution.php or contact Kristin Jenkins at kjenkins@nescent.org or 919.668.4544.

Workshop Schedule:

8:00-8:20: Coffee and informal conversation
8:20-8:30: Introductions and Overview
8:30-9:40: Session 1: Evolution and Conservation
This session will focus on how whaling con
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