The evolution of life is a central unifying principle of modern science, and it is integrally connected to much of our understanding of how Earth systems work and evolve. PRI's world-class collections of fossils help tell the story of the evolution of the Earth, and our programming helps educators, students, and the public understand what evolution is and how scientists study it.
Featured Programs:Evolution in the ClassroomTeacher Workshops
Tailored workshops to help you teach evolution more knowledgably and confidentlyFossil Finders
Curriculum & resources using fossils to engage students in studying geological and evolutionary concepts (in partnership with Cornell University Dept. of Education)Teacher-Friendly Guide to Evolution Using Bivalves
Uses easily available clams to illustrate evolutionEvolution in MuseumsEvolution Exhibits at Museum of the Earth
The Museum of the Earth tells the story of the evolution of life throughout Earth's history using fossils from PRI collections.
Annual Darwin Days
A series of lectures and events celebrating & exploring Darwin's ideas. Docent Training
A guide and program on evolution for museum educators.