UNI biology students make presentation on evolution<br>

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2002

Leslie S. Jones, assistant professor, Dept. of Biology, 273-7153.
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾— Students in the University of Northern Iowa Science Education Program gave a special presentation on evolution to several classes of biology students at East High School in Waterloo in April.

The 12 UNI presenters discussed biological diversity and scientific ideas about relationships between organisms. After the presentation, the UNI students answered questions and spoke with East High students about how to reconcile science and religion without compromising religious beliefs.

Leslie S. Jones, assistant professor of biology and science education at UNI; and Deb Anderson, Waterloo East biology teacher, coordinated the event.

According to Jones, 'This event was an attempt to give the UNI students experience addressing the controversial nature of the creationism/evolution issue in public. At the same time the Waterloo students had a chance to learn more about the biology and see that science does not attempt to discredit religious ideas.'