Leakey Foundation

The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.

The study of human evolution is itself an “evolving” endeavor. The Foundation recognize that science is stimulated and advanced by education and public outreach. Opportunities for the public to learn firsthand about scientific advances are available through public lectures, workshops, and symposia. The Leakey Learning Expeditions bring field scientists into high school classrooms to discuss careers in science and to encourage scientific curiosity. The relaunched Foundation website and publication of the newsletter, AnthroQuest, provide information on the latest fieldwork by Leakey Grantees, as well as in-depth articles by members of the scientific community.

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Science in Society has been publishing original articles, Q&As and blog posts by Northwestern faculty, students, staff and alumni in our online magazine since 2008.

Visit our online calendar to find science outreach events at Northwestern and in the Chicagoland area that are designed for the public.

From lectures to movie screenings to museum exhibits, science is happening near you. 

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