The public has a right to access scientific information and scientists have a responsibility to engage the public in their research. Antipathy towards science and scientific concepts can originate in poor education, lack of education or targeted misinformation; conversely, active engagement can reduce or eliminate this antipathy. Projects that we have assisted in the past, such as Hardworkers for Evolution (a voluntary organization for Turkey) and Science Club for Girls are examples that showed me that providing accurate scientific information can change public’s view on controversial issues such as evolution and global warming.

Here for the “The Search for the Origin of Life: The Tree of Life” PBS NOVA documentary?

To access teaching materials: view PBS Learning media (Grades 6-12) or watch the full documentary.

Teaching Evolution in Turkey.


Chatting with visually impaired students as a part of the Young Guru Academy.

Betul Kacar as a cartoon character for an LPI project (can you find her?)

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