great-debate-darwin-statue-calendarThe Natural History Museum is inviting teachers to introduce their students to the great debate of 1860 on Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. The Museum says:

“The characters and events of this landmark debate will be brought to life by an experienced Science Educator and the inspiring specimens and displays of our newly redeveloped Hintze Hall, which opens in summer 2017.  Your students will see how scientific knowledge develops over time and understand how evidence and peer review help support this process.  Before they leave your students will be given a contemporary scientific issue for their own great debate back at school. We will provide a shortlist of topics for your class to choose from and an extensive toolkit of supporting resources which they can use for their research.”

This activity is currently in development.  If you would like to take part in a free pilot session in September, contact the museum.