Friday, January 24, 2014

Second Annual Oklahoma Evolution Road Trip First Announcement

First announcement of the
Sponsored by
Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education
Oklahoma Academy of Science
Oklahoma Science Teachers Association

April 26-27, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Last year’s First Annual Oklahoma Evolution Road Trip, during a long weekend in May-June 2013 at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station, was a great success. In alternate years, however, we plan to offer a shorter and less expensive version of the road trip that might be more accessible to teachers’ schedules. This year’s trip will include:

  • ·        Visiting fossil deposits in the Tulsa vicinity (e.g. Lake Skiatook, Arkansas River)
  • ·        Visiting an ecological micro-environment near Tulsa (Redbud Valley)
  • ·        Discussions of evolution and adaptation
  • ·        Transportation to field sites provided
  • ·        Continental breakfasts and box lunches provided

Since the trips on both days are in the Tulsa vicinity, most participants will be able to commute. We will arrange accommodations for anyone who needs them, but this is not covered by registration fees.

We are waiting to hear from the Society for the Study of Evolution regarding their sponsorship. We should hear from them by February 15. For this reason, we do not have a final registration cost. But we anticipate the registration cost to be a little more or less than $100. Registration will be handled through the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association website. Watch this space for instructions!

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