[Evolution_RU] Invitation to last "OBSERVING EVOLUTION" scientific social

Lena Struwe struwe at AESOP.Rutgers.edu
Sun May 10 22:40:38 EDT 2009


REMINDER - this is tomorrow, MONDAY. Last chance to join the fun.

Lena Struwe wrote:
>
> *"OBSERVING EVOLUTION" scientific social*
>
> Reminder - the final of these get-togethers is *on Monday, May 11, at 
> 4-6 PM*, in 123 ENR Building on Cook Campus.  Please RSVP to me if you 
> plan to come and enjoy the food and evolutionary company. For those of 
> you that have already replied - thanks!
>
> At yesterday's meeting we had a lively discussion on a variety of 
> topics, from how to influence young children's understanding of 
> biological phenomena, ideas for having charismatic evolution examples, 
> to swine flu and toxoplasmosis in cats.  The ideas kept flowing and it 
> was a great event.  Thanks to all of you that have participated so far 
> and please join us again. If you missed the other events, it is not at 
> all too late to come and join the fun.
>
> best
>
> Lena
>
>
> Lena Struwe wrote:
>
> *Personal Invitation to
> **"OBSERVING EVOLUTION" scientific social*
>
> A faculty and graduate student get-together to find evolution examples 
> in everyday life
> Tuesday April 28, May 7, May 11; 4 to 6 PM each day, in 123 ENR, 14 
> College Farm Road,
>
>
> As many of you know, we have been developing a collaborative project 
> between Rutgers and the Liberty Science Center focusing on improving 
> education and knowledge about evolution in K-12 classrooms as well as 
> informal learning communities.  One of the problems in teaching 
> evolution we have identified is that most of the examples in the 
> existing text-books are rooted in deep-time.  While examples using 
> dinosaurs and fossils are great, and have a certain appeal to 
> students, they fail to convey the idea that *evolution continues to 
> play a central role in our everyday lives*. Therefore, we've come to 
> the conclusion that we need to provide teachers with examples of 
> evolution that are both observable and relevant to the lives of their 
> students. In fact we're calling our proposed project "Observing 
> Evolution". 
>
> As a first step in this process, we would like to gather interested 
> faculty and grad students at Rutgers for *three informal get-togethers 
> focused on brainstorming a first list of possible examples of: 
> Observing Evolution in the Backyard, Evolution in the Dr.'s office, 
> Evolution in the Kitchen*, etc. All Rutgers faculty involved in 
> evolution research and teaching is invited, as well as graduate 
> students in the same fields.  Please forward this announcement to your 
> evolutionary graduate students or faculty colleagues.
>
> We think it will be both engaging and informative for faculty and 
> students alike.  We appreciate an RSVP (to Mary Nucci, Lena Struwe, or 
> Bill Hallman), and if you can't attend all meetings or forget to RSVP, 
> that is OK. We hope you can join us and come and be part of the 
> evolutionary community at Rutgers.
>
> The events are sponsored by SEBS Executive Dean Bob Goodman and 
> Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources. Snacks and 
> beverages will be served, from an assortment of cultures.
>
> See you there!
>
> Lena Struwe
> Bill Hallman
> Mary Nucci
> -- 
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> Dr. Lena Struwe
> Associate Professor
> Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources/ Dept. of Plant Biology & Pathology
> Rutgers University 
> 237 Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Road
> New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551, USA
> phone: (732) 932-9711 ext. 235, fax: (732) 932-9441
> e-mail: struwe at aesop.rutgers.edu  
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*************************************
Dr. Lena Struwe
Associate Professor
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources/ Dept. of Plant Biology & Pathology
Rutgers University 
237 Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551, USA
phone: (732) 932-9711 ext. 235, fax: (732) 932-9441
e-mail: struwe at aesop.rutgers.edu  
home page: www.rci.rutgers.edu/~struwe    
GENTIAN RESEARCH NETWORK: http://gentian.rutgers.edu 
Director, CHRYSLER HERBARIUM: http://herbarium.rutgers.edu

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