What I did for Darwin’s birthday
The program started with a panel discussion that included representatives from four disciplines: Biology (David Craig), Rhetoric and Media Study (Nacho Cordova), History of Science (Myles Jackson), and Religion (Douglas McGaughey). Good discussion. Very involved audience. Just wish we’d heard more from the students in the audience. (Looked like about 30-40 people in attendance.)
Then there was cake and conversation – during which time I determined that Nacho Cordova was one of the few people ever to leave a comment on this blog. Small world.
The part I especially wanted to be there for was the education panel, featuring both young and veteran science teachers from local area high schools and middle schools (Zach Holmboe, Steve Holman, Jason Niedermeyer, Danny Ramirez, and Gena Dwyer). I was really impressed with the passion they had for their subject. And with the creative ways they approached the teaching of biology and evolution.
So, how did you celebrate Darwin Day? Let’s start making plans for next year!