This major new partnership forged among science museums and 4-H organizations brings current research on evolution to the public. The project features the work of scientists who are making leading discoveries about the evolution of life. The public is invited to explore evolution in organisms ranging from the very smallest to the very largest, from rapidly evolving HIV to whales that walked. For example, the University of Nebraska State Museum's project includes permanent exhibit galleries at six partner museums, a Web site, research on how adults and children construct their ideas about evolution, professional development for youth leaders, and inquiry-based activities for middle-school youth, available as a book titled, Virus and the Whale, Exploring Evolution in Creatures Small and Large, published by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press.
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Credit: Illustration by Angie Fox, University of Nebraska State Museum. Whale illustration by John Klausmeyer, Exhibit Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan.