The Enduring Power of Evidence: How Science Uses the Past to Predict the Future
Ann Reid, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, California, will present the 8th Annual Shaw Biology Lecture on Wednesday, March 20.
As NCSE executive director, Reid leads an organization dedicated to expanding access to accurate, effective science education. She is often the public face of the organization, speaking at colleges and universities around the country and writing commentaries that have appeared in publications such as the EdWeek and the Los Angeles Times.
Climate change and evolution are challenging subjects to teach, especially in communities where distrust or rejection of these areas of science is widespread. NCSE works directly with teachers to provide them with the skills and confidence they need to cover these topics effectively.
Reid will discuss how providing opportunities to engage with evidence directly helps learners resolve misconceptions about evolution and climate change, areas of science that are scientifically well-established but culturally controversial.
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Health Professions Center, Mitchell Auditorium
8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712, USA