Are you related to a cabbage? Let’s talk about evolution!

Dr Ian McKay

  • Format: Workshop
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Language: English
  • Ages: All Ages
  • When: 14/05/2021 2:00 pm
  • Recorded: Yes
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Evolution can be a touchy subject! One which people have debated for years and years. This interactive talk will take the mystery out of evolution! Does evolution contradict religion? What is the evidence for evolution? If you are interested in the big questions- where we do we come from, why is there life on Earth, and where does religion fit in, then this talk may interest you. If you are studying Life Science Gr 10 – 12 or teaching Life Sciences then this talk will help you with the basic concepts so that you can really shine in that all important final exam.

CREDITS

Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences and the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of Witwatersrand

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Ian McKay is an education and outreach specialist for the Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences and the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of Witwatersrand. He has a PhD in Palaeontology, a teaching diploma, and has completed many business courses. Ian’s research interests include public perceptions and understanding of the geosciences, geosciences and school education as well the beautifully preserved 90 million year old fossil insects from Orapa, Botswana which have so much to reveal about climate change and evolution. Ian is also one of the South African council members for the International Geosciences Education Organisation. He is passionate about promoting sustainable geotourism and involving the public in the geosciences with his outreach programme called Palaeontology for All. Ian has over 24 years of experience in education and public engagement of science.