Evolution Education Weekend 2020

Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

Kellogg Biological Station
3700 East Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060


5 p.m. Arrival - skulls and/or clipbirds activity set up

6 p.m. Dinner - McCrary Dining Hall

7-9 p.m. Introductions and Scientist Talk



7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m. Teacher presentations, what have you been up to since your RET?!  Lightning talks (5 minute presentations) link to presentation

9:30 a.m. Presentation of the HHMI Storyline, do an activity 

10:30 a.m. DataNuggets, introduce Liz and do a teacher created Nugget together

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Work time for Data Nugget or HHMI Storyline

12:30 p.m. Lunch (have lunch delivered, have a working lunch)

1:30-2:30 p.m. Pedagogical discussion based on readings

2:30-4:30 p.m. DataNuggets session, teachers share what they have created

4:30-6 p.m. Break

6 p.m. Dinner (cater from Gull Lake Market?)

7 p.m. brief presentations about plan moving forward



Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m.



  • interact with one another, and experts in the development of 3D materials, specifically working to ensure teaching materials allow for student practice analyzing data (short 3D presentation). 
    • HHMI storyline creator, share the resources and share the example that we create
  • allow participants time and resources to develop ways to bring their experience into the classroom (work session - Data Nugget OR Storyline). 
  • engage in pedagogical discussions related to teaching and learning evolution (discussion)
    • Key elements of the few studies where change has occurred in regard to students' understanding and acceptance of evolution.

Lodging?  It’s free!

Please include your lodging requests (with check in and out dates, times, roommate name) in this registration form. Our grant will cover lodging costs for registered participants. We have use of the Orchard Dorms: Overlooking the KBS grounds these suites have two twin beds on each side, dorm refrigerators, study desks, and wireless Internet connectivity. Bathrooms are shared between two rooms (4 beds / 1 bathroom per suite) with separate vanity areas that include a sink and counter space.  


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Kara Haas at karahaas@msu.edu or 269-671-2360.