Join the College of Charleston again this year as we celebrate Charles Darwin and his research in evolution. Activities for the week are listed below. In addition, for the second year, we will have our celebration of evolutionary science for children and youth – Piccolo Darwin Week (http://dillonr.people.cofc.edu/piccolo.html. There are still some spots open so register soon.
Consider the Lilies… and the Finches
Rev. Rutledge, from the Circular Congregational Church, will reflect on how Darwin’s discoveries have opened up new ways of thinking about ourselves, our lives, our ethics and spirituality. Our understanding of cosmic and natural evolution may help us move beyond the narrow confines of anthropocentrism to a richer, fuller view of life.
Teaching the Controversy? A Conversation on Science Education and Religious Conviction
From the fall of 2013 through most of 2014, the agencies responsible for developing the science curriculum of South Carolina were deadlocked over High School Standard H.B.5, Biological Evolution. Do controversies of this sort originate from a legitimate scientific challenge to modern evolutionary theory? Or do they arise from political ideologies or competing religious convictions? And what place should “teaching the controversy” have in the public school science curriculum? Join representatives of the religious and educational communities for a public conversation exploring these questions.
And so many more events throughout the week…for dates and times, visit the Darwin Week website at: http://dillonr.people.cofc.edu/DarwinWeek.html.
All part of the 2015 Charleston STEM Festival!
Join the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math on February 7, 2015 at the Charleston STEM Festival. During the festival kick-off, children and families will view exhibits and participate in interactive demonstrations hosted by local industries, non-profits and educational institutions. In the two weeks following the event, our community supporters will be hosting a wide variety of events around town, including workshops, lectures, and open houses.
The festival kick-off on Saturday, February 7, 2015 is a one-day (10am-3pm) interactive event at Brittlebank Park that will highlight the many STEM education initiatives in the area.
For more information, check out http://charlestonstemfest.org/.
Join us for the 3rd annual STEM Education Day presented by the College of Charleston School of Science and Mathematics, the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math, and the Lady Cougars Basketball team. Experience hands-on activities and demonstrations related to science, technology, engineering and math by College of Charleston Faculty as well as local STEM organizations and then enjoy the Lady Cougars basketball game against Hofstra University, out of New York.
What: STEM hands-on activities and demonstrations including (to name only a few) a chemistry magic show, touch tanks, energy and light physics demos, earth and planetary science, sustainability in the classroom, robotics and computer science, flying paper airplane construction, science rocks songs, dancing with Clyde the Cougar, and the list goes on!
Where: College of Charleston TD Arena
When: Friday, February 13, 2015
STEM Activities: 9:30-11 AM
Game: 11:30 AM – on
Who: The event is open to all 3rd-8th grade classes in the Lowcountry (however you MUST register as there is limited space). Register by sending the STEM Education Day Packet to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Register by February 2, 2015 to ensure your space
We hope to see you there!