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Lamarck, and Wallace, and Darwin – Oh, My!

November 10, 2023 - November 11, 2023


Evolution is the foundation for modern biological understanding and has a prominent place in Iowa’s Core for science and the Next Generation Science Standards. In this course, educators will examine major evolutionary concepts, misconceptions about evolution, and how to address obstacles to teaching evolution.

Location: at the Zoo
When: 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday
Cost: $50 per person (does not include license renewal fee)

The Blank Park Zoo invites educators to participate in our unique, fun-filled, and informative workshops.

Each workshop is worth one hour of recertification credit through Heartland AEA. Information regarding credit registration will be provided prior to each workshop. All workshop activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Iowa Core for science, with connections to literacy, math, and social studies.

By attending one or more of these workshops, teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program at the zoo, or a discounted program in their classrooms. A free program may also be done via Zoom or other electronic means.

Registration and prepayment are required.

Click here to register.


November 10, 2023
November 11, 2023
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Blank Park Zoo
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Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
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