Bring Evolution To Your School/Community For Darwin Day 2015!

Interested in bringing cutting-edge evolutionary science to your school and community?  Apply to be a stop on NESCent’s 2015 Darwin Day Roadshow.

NESCent (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) is an NSF-funded evolution research center.  To celebrate Charles Darwin’s contributions to science and society, we send our scientists on the road every year around “Darwin Day” (the annual, world-wide celebration of Darwin’s birthday on Feb. 12th) to talk to students, teachers and the general public about their research and career opportunities in science.  Our focus is on small, rural communities (i.e., places that wouldn’t likely have a Darwin Day celebration if they weren’t a stop on our Roadshow) and any schools with traditionally under-served students.  There is no cost to you, the teachers, and we’ll even leave you with a collection of evolution teaching resources!

For more information, and to apply to have your school considered, please visit roadshow.nescent.org or contact Jory Weintraub (jory at nescent dot org).  Applications are being accepted now through Friday, November 21st.

CBTA Workshop: Statistics in Biology

CBTA Workshop:  Statistics in Biology

Saturday, October 18, 2014

8:00AM-4:00PM

Fairview High School      Boulder, CO

Do your students understand the role of statistics and error analysis?

Can they select and use the appropriate statistical test to evaluate data?

Are you confident in your ability to teach and evaluate these skills?

Register now! to join CBTA’s Paul Strode, co-author of the HHMI Teacher Guide: Mathematics and Statistics in Biology, for a day of hands-on practice with statistical data and error analysis! In this workshop for MS, HS and College science teachers, we’ll collect data from several familiar lab activities and analyze the data using statistical tools such as:

  • Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation and 95% Confidence Intervals
  • T-Tests
  • Regression Analysis
  • ANOVA
  • Chi-Square

Cost: $10.00 CBTA Members, $15.00 non-Members

Light continental breakfast and lunch provided

Free Resources!

0.5 Adams State graduate credit available (additional fee)

CDE Recertification Certificate provided

 Register at http://cbtastats.eventbrite.com

 Sponsored by the Colorado Biology Teachers’ Association and HHMI

Questions? Contact Cindy Gay at cindyjgay@gmail.com