What is the EvoKE Project?

EvoKE (Evolutionary Knowledge for Everyone) is a diverse, open community that was seeded at the EvoKE 2017 meeting that took place in Porto, Portugal. The meeting  brought together a selection of almost 100 people from 15 different countries, each with diverse stakes in evolution education and outreach (e.g., researchers in biology and education, science journalists and communicators, artists, and teachers), and had its content was streamed live over the internet for those who could not attend in person.

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Figure by Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds

EvoKE aims to foster international and interdisciplinary discussions and projects on evolution education and outreach. Everyone with an interest in this subject is welcome to join. Our main goals are:

  • to stimulate a discussion on the state of acceptance / understanding of evolution,
  • to identify priority issues that need to be addressed and questions that require further research,
  • to identify best practices and generate recommendations that individuals and organisations can employ to support high ­quality science education in evolution, and
  • to foster and strengthen collaborations between different stakeholders (researchers, educators, science communicators, policy makers) that can lead to both national and international projects to promote the public understanding of evolution.

Want to become involved and join the growing EvoKE community? Sign up to our listserv and/or help out with one of our ongoing projects on the work platform Ryver.