The Allan Wilson Centre (AWCMEE) is pleased to host BioED2009 – one of six coordinated international events celebrating the birth of Charles Darwin: “Darwin 200 Symposia”. These meetings are being run under the auspices of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), Commission on Biological Education (CBE) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The aim of “Darwin 200 Symposia” is to celebrate the impact of Darwin’s ideas on current scientific knowledge, with scientific symposia and satellite meetings taking place on five continents. BioED2009 will bring together an international community of individuals interested in science, secondary and tertiary education. Since February 12, 2009, is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and is 150 years since the publication of the “Origin of Species,” the life and legacy of Charles Darwin is at the heart of the proposed meeting. BioEd 2009 will promote understanding of biodiversity and the importance of evolutionary biology through an international exchange of ideas and knowledge about current research and education. It will embrace multiple cultural perspectives, technological advances, curricular practices and materials, informal education, and curiosity of the natural world.
Workshop Title: BioEd 2009 – Darwin 200 Symposia
Dates: February 12-15, 2009
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand