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A good teacher can teach any subject as long as they have high-quality resources. TIES provides middle school and elementary teachers the tools they need to effectively teach evolution and answer its critics based on new Next Generation Science Standards.

People Who Understand Evolution Are More Likely To Accept It

That’s why we’ve provided free teacher workshops on evolution in all 50 states!

Where We're Headed Next

  • Honolulu, HI – August 7, 2020 / 9:00 am - 3:00 pmSummer Evolution Symposium -Cancelled due to COVID19. University of West Oahu. Presented by Bertha Vazquez and Sheri Fitzgerald.

  • Mesa, AZ – October 24, 2020 / 9:00 pm - 3:00 pmCelebrating Evolution Education -Tentative (COVID19). Arizona Museum of Natural History. Presented by Bertha Vazquez.

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Can't make it to one of our in-person workshops? Watch our online workshop and get the help you need in your classroom wherever you are.



Upcoming: The Evolution of the Coronavirus
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Where did the coronavirus come from? How did it evolve? Join Dr. Mark Reimers for a 20-minute explanation of the virus’ history plus a Q & A session where he will answer your questions. Dr. Reimers is a computational biologist at Michigan State University.  He has been a bioinformatician and biostatistician at the Karolinska Institute …

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Upcoming: Teaching Biology with Social Justice in Mind
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 8:00pm

In many situations, separation of the influence of nature and nurture is difficult, if not impossible. However, this is not the case with respect to the division of humans into racial categories. Skin color, which has always been the primary marker of human difference, is now understood to be the product of natural selection under …

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Upcoming: Unearthing our Newest Human Relative
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Master Teacher John Mead will share how in September of 2013 dedicated amateur cavers in South Africa exploring beyond the edges of the well-known Rising Star Cave came across a collection of human looking bones. Over the following months, a remarkable team building effort led to the discovery of the richest early human fossil site …

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Upcoming: One Under the Sun: The Biology of Human Skin Color
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Dr. Leslie S Jones of Valdosta State University will present the evidence that the different shades of human skin color—from light pink to dark brown—are evolutionary adaptations to the varying intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world. Topics such as types of selection, the bottleneck effect, and the founder’s effect will be …

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Upcoming: Introducing “Race, It’s Not A Thing” A lesson on Genetics and Natural Selection
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 3:00pm

TIES Teacher Bonnie Nieves will introduce her unit, “Race, It’s Not A Thing.” This unit will incorporate prior knowledge of DNA and genetics to teach complex themes in genetics including: dihybrid crosses, polygenic inheritance and multiple alleles, types of DNA mutations including substitution, deletion, insertion, frameshift and their consequences. Students will compare types of mutations …

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Featured: Maddening Evolution Misconceptions with Stephanie Keep
August 1, 2018

Everyone knows that the United States is not among the top tier… or even middle tier when it comes to understanding and accepting evolution. But why? This talk will briefly explore the “how did we get here?” of evolution acceptance in the United States, before zooming in on one of the most maddening causes (and …

Featured: Richard Dawkins Answers your Students’ Questions
April 1, 2018

The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) hosted a special webinar with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and Director of TIES Bertha Vazquez. Webinar date: 4/1/2018

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