Youth Group Leader Workshops
At the U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Several sessions to choose from for all kinds of busy schedules!
Thursday, February 2, 2006 – 6pm-9pm (dinner included)
Do you lead a scout, 4-H, or other community youth group? This free workshop is for you!
Finches and fruit flies and whales – oh my! How do scientists uncover new ideas about the natural world – and how can you help youth learn about it? Evolution is the buzz in the news lately. What is it like to study evolutionary relationships as a scientist? Join us for a fun and informative session full of activities and information you can share with youth from 6th grade up. We’ll spend time in our new exhibit, Explore Evolution (opening in January 2006), try our hand at some inquiry activities related to it, and talk about how to discuss evolution with children based on their understanding of the natural world (including how to address issues of possible religious sensitivity). All participants will receive a copy of the book The Virus and the Whale: Explore Evolution in Creatures Small and Large, which includes the activities covered in the workshop, and much more! This workshop is also a great opportunity to prepare for the Explore Evolution Discovery Day on Saturday, March 25, 2006.
This project was funded by a grant from the Informal Science Education Program of the National Science Foundation.
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