Understanding the Tree of Life

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THE UToL CONFERENCE: August 17, 2010

Joel Cracraft, Lamont Curator and Curator-in-Charge, Department of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History
Teaching the tree, or teaching the science of the tree? (pdf)

Learning Research Presentations:
E. Margaret Evans, Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan
Tree-thinking: Do pictorial representations of phylogenetic relationships help or hinder museum visitors' understanding? (pdf)

Shaaron Ainsworth, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham
Can children read trees? (pdf)

Jeff Dodick, Lecturer, Department of Science Teaching, The Hebrew University
Phylogeny exhibits and understanding geological time (pdf)

Camillia Matuk, Ph.D. candidate in the Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, and Associate Specialist in the Graduate School of Education, University of California-Berkeley; and David Uttal, Professor, Department of Psychology and School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Interpretation, invention, and interaction: Using students' (mis)understandings to redesign the Tree of Life (pdf)

Working Groups:
Group Working Group Lead Working Group Tree
1 Janis Sacco, Director of Exhibitions, Harvard Museum of Natural History Arthropod Tree of Life (Harvard Museum of Natural History)
2 Jane Pickering, Deputy Director and Assistant Director for Public Programs, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History A Succulent Convergence (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)
3 Sam Taylor, Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Dinosaurs in Their Time: Apatosaurus (Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
4 Sam Donovan, Research Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh The Circular Tree of Life (Boston Museum of Science)
5 Adriana Aquino, Research Associate in Ichthyology and Science Content Specialist in Education, American Museum of Natural History Our Family Tree (American Museum of Natural History)

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