A DonorsChoose Teacher Speaks Out

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As of yesterday, an impoverished 9th grade classroom in Massachusetts learned that they will be able to learn about the evolution of hominids because you donated enough for them to fulfill their funding request. Thank you!
Of course, I will be sharing all updates with you that they and all “our classrooms” send during the upcoming school year.

9th Graders Study Evolution: Did We Really Evolve From Apes?
Dear GrrlScientist,
Thank you so much for your support! I am very happy to know that there are people out there who believe that science is an important subject to learn in school and understand the need for more modern science materials in the classroom. My students and I can’t wait to receive the hominid skulls. This will definitely help them begin to understand how we evolved from early man.


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to A DonorsChoose Teacher Speaks Out

  1. Grant says:

    Nice! Just plain pure nice. What a program.
    I studied hominid evolution in a class at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History in 1974, but am jealous of these great kids…a lot has been discovered since Lucy! Also, the teacher may want to know that as of 2 years ago, when he spoke near me, Richard Leaky was a part-timer at Stony Brook when not in Kenya. You might want to Google SB and see if his work is on the site. Good luck, kids, you’ll love it for the rest of your lives!