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Darwin Correspondence Project

Exploring Evolution

Exploring Evolution is a training programme for trainee teachers. It is designed to support and inspire educators to deliver engaging, relevant lessons on Darwin and evolution, following the UK curricula. The training is free and available in person (full day) and online (half day).



Exploring Evolution

  • presents research findings and gives ideas for addressing barriers to learning.  
  • uses Darwin’s scientific correspondence to encourage teacher confidence through understanding his historic context and ways of working.  
  • offers real life science examples from the Galápagos Islands that closely address the science curriculum.
  • is packed with classroom-ready resources.


Some feedback from previous attendees:

‘I will definitely use these resources to teach evolution, there is a nice combination of subject fields being used, it is explained clearly and allows misconceptions to be addressed.’

‘Most importantly, I feel more confident about the basic ideas of natural selection now.’

‘Fantastic examples and images to explain and engage!’


For more information please contact: Sally Stafford,


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