Learning about the origins and diversity of humanity can be deeply meaningful for students, providing a rich landscape of educational opportunities. Insights from the interdisciplinary field of evolutionary anthropology allow students to better understand themselves, their fellow humans, our human-made world, and their ability to shape our world towards a preferred future.
This is why our department is committed to making the insights of evolutionary anthropology accessible and relevant to the general public. We are approaching this aim through a strategic and cooperative effort to advance new interdisciplinary approaches integrating evolution, behavior, and sustainability science across the education spectrum, from primary school through graduate education, including the development of novel programs at the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Centre!
Our educational innovation coordinator, Dustin Eirdosh, along with guest scientist, Susan Hanisch, as well as other research scientists in our department and institute, work together with a growing network of educational organizations, institutions, and professionals to support direct engagement with local and international classrooms. Our central focus is on the development of scientific infrastructure to empower educators in teaching the latest scientific perspectives in our field.