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In the 157th year of the publication of Darwin’s groundbreaking work “On the Origin of Species” we announce the first European meeting aiming to promote “EVOlutionary Knowledge for Everyone” to be held from the 6th to the 8th February 2017 in Porto, Portugal.
The three day conference is structured around five plenary talks and several break out sessions where participants will exchange ideas and actively work together.
In the first day participants will discuss the topics listed below in several break out sessions (more detailed description of the break out session here).
- Creationism in Europe: is this an issue ?
- Applied evolution: evolution in our daily lives
- Evolution and formal science education
- Evolution and public science literacy
- Communicating evolution effectively in the media
- Communicating evolution effectively in informal learning environments
- Addressing evolution education in the international context of Europe
- The Art of Evolution (literature, art, theatre) / Using art to communicate evolution
- Evolution in Citizen Science/ Engaging citizens in evolution research: a citizen science approach
On the second day, participants will form collaborative teams to think and develop collaborative projects to tackle one key problem that they find important.
The third day will be dedicated to summarising the key thoughts and to paving the way for future collaborative projects.