BEACONites are actively involved in public outreach and participate regularly in events that bring the science of evolution in action to all levels of the general public.
Elementary Science Nights
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows travel to local elementary schools to for science night. Creative and interactive games and demonstrations show students how natural selection leads to adaptations, how populations change in response to environmental changes, and other activities.
Past exhibits have features the work of Kay Holecamp. Current exhibits feature the Long Term Evolution Experiment being carried out by Dr. Richard Lenski (provide a link) and the co-evolution of grasshopper mice and scorpions, work being done by Drs. Ashlee and Matt Rowe.
Additional projects supported by BEACON