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A GUIDE TO EVOLUTION WITH JOE KERATA
January 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
One event on January 4, 2018 at 10:00am
One event on January 25, 2018 at 10:00am
One event on February 1, 2018 at 10:00am
MANATEE LIBRARIES, RINGLING COLLEGE LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY & SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM PRESENT: A GUIDE TO EVOLUTION WITH JOE KERATA
Jan. 2, 4, 25 and Feb. 1
1301 BARCARROTA BLVD. W.,
Free and open to the public
Drug-resistant bacteria? Catastrophic asteroids? Social Darwinism? The Galapagos Islands? Genetic engineering? Mass extinctions? Apes and Humans? Discover the “nuts and bolts” of natural selection and develop a simple, plain-English working knowledge of this fascinating field while discussing its historical, scientific, and societal impacts. Suggested text: Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer, available online for less than $10.
Joe Kerata has taught Advanced Biology for over 40 years in northeast Ohio and at the Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy in Sarasota. His specialty is teaching science to non-scientists. He earned degrees from Ohio State University and Cleveland State University and is a Princeton University Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Bioethics. He has traveled and studied in Kenya, Peru, Costa Rica, and the Galapagos Islands. During his tenure as Ohio Teacher of the Year, he was honored at the White House and had the opportunity to interact with many educators and school boards on the state and national levels. He’s written several biology courses for adult learners. He is also a featured speaker at several community groups. Joe has been acting since 1979. Since then, he has been active in over 50 community and professional productions.