Education and Public Outreach
NAPC 2009 provided a unique opportunity for K-12 educators in the
Morning Plenary Session on Evolution and Society: 8:00am – 12:00pm, Presentations were included on the creationism-evolution controversy and other topical issues, including talks by Eugenie Scott (National Council for Science Education) and Ken Miller (Brown Univ. biologist, author of Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul). A series of topical breakout discussions took place over lunch.
Two Afternoon Symposia on Paleontology in K-12 Education and The Nature of Science and Public Science Literacy: 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Speakers included more than a dozen experts from throughout the United States.
Participants were also able to visit NAPC exhibits, which offered resources from state geological surveys, professional paleontological organizations, regional amateur groups, and book publishers
At the afternoon symposium on K-12 Education, Judith Scotchmoor demonstrates her many online units available to teach about dinosaurs: