About the Conference

Conference Purpose

The purpose of the National Conference on the Teaching of Evolution (NCTE) was to bring together a broad representation of scientific, educational, and other interested professional organizations to improve the quality and accessibility of materials that support the teaching of evolution.

View the list of invited conference participants.

The focus of the meeting was to develop an action plan to ensure that evolutionary principles are taught in pre-college, college, and teacher preparation classrooms as well as in the informal science environment. The proceedings from the meeting will be published by the Geological Society of America.

View a brief meeting summary, or browse a matrix of resources for teaching evolution recommended by participants.

This meeting was supported by the National Science Foundation, the University of California Museum of Paleontology, and the Geological Society of America. It was organized by the Paleontological Society, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

The Steering Committee

Irene Eckstrand, Society for the Study of Evolution
Sam Donovan, Society for the Study of Evolution and BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
David Lindberg, UC Museum of Paleontology
Cathleen May, Geological Society of America
Judy Scotchmoor, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and UC Museum of Paleontology
Dale Springer, Paleontological Society

For More Information

Contact Judy Scotchmoor—judys@ucmp.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-4877.
Irene Eckstrand—ECKSTRAI@nigms.nih.gov or (301) 594-0943.
Sam Donovan—donovans@beloit.edu or (608) 363-2012.