Starting October 6th, the Franklin Institute will host the traveling exhibit on Charles Darwin after its hugely popular run at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. Teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school are encouraged to contact the Franklin Institute now about tours and supplementary instruction packages that correspond to science standards in grades K-12.
The nearby Academy of Natural Sciences, of which Darwin was a corresponding member, will be offering a series of lectures, panels, and teacher workshops featuring evolutionary topics. They will also likely offer school groups expanded opportunities to learn about descent with modification and natural selection, which are both strongly featured in state Science Standards in the region.
By the way, if any of you out there have influence at the Franklin Institute, would you please encourage them to send complimentary admission passes to all students in the Dover Area School District? It would be a media coup. And it would be a real treat for the students after all the hardships they have been through. And if that costs too much, to send passes to at least all the science teachers? Just a thought.