Tag: education

Have children forgotten how to play?

I meant to post this earlier in the week–it continues some themes covered here in the Bug Blog earlier. Old-Fashioned Play Builds Cognitive Skills “Chudacoff’s recently published history of child’s play argues that for most […]

Declines in outdoor activity continue

File this under “More depressing confirmation of what we already suspected”: O.R. W. Pergams and P. A. Zaradic. 2008. Evidence for a fundamental and pervasive shift away from nature-based recreation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, […]

MLK Day Musings

I thought I would post a link back to a timely essay from Shark-Fu about MLK, Shirley Chisholm, and how she honors them both: Pondering Nuclear Empowerment Here’s the documentary that ABB was writing about, […]

Free National Academy Book on Evolution!

Another interesting book, hot off the press (well, electronic press) in 2008: “WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) today released SCIENCE, EVOLUTION, AND CREATIONISM, a book designed to […]

Evolution is Essential

In case you didn’t see it, hot off the press in The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal: An editorial titled “Evolution and Its Discontents: A Role for Scientists in Science Education.” […]

Evolution: Education and Outreach

Wow! The journal Evolution: Education and Outreach will be free for all of 2008! From a press release: “Evolution: Education and Outreach promotes understanding and teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience. Targeting students […]

Project Insect

Another of my “what I learned at the Entomology Meeting” posts: Project Insect (International Spectrum of Enormous Crawling Things). Their mission: “We educate the general public on the science of entomology, ecosystem preservation, and global […]

“Ask A Biologist” Podcasts

Another neat resource I discovered recently–there are a large number of interviews with scientists online you can download (including text transcripts) in the form of podcasts.  The “Ask-A-Biologist” podcast is produced on the campus of […]


In case you missed it–or won’t get to the exhibit–there is a new website to support the American tour of Lucy, a partial skeleton of a 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis. eLucy has activities for both […]