Educational Outreach

Dr. Daniel Lieberman at KIPP NYC, in the Bronx. 2013.

For more than four decades, The Leakey Foundation has worked to involve the public in the process of scientific investigation. We continue to invite the public to participate in, and make their own contributions to, our ever-evolving understanding of human origins. 

The Annual Speaker Series on Human Origins is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s outreach efforts. For the latest news on upcoming Speaker Series events, please see our calendar.


Dr. Randall White visits students at T.H. Rogers School in Houston, Texas. 2013.

Dr. Randall White visits students at T.H. Rogers School in Houston, Texas. 2013.

In addition to presenting engaging talks, Leakey Foundation speakers visit area schools as part of the Leakey Learning Expeditions. This program gives students the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with leading scientists in the field of human origins -- at no cost to the school. Leakey Learning Expeditions has developed into a successful program with scientists visiting and inspiring roughly one thousand students across the U.S. every year.

If you are interested in The Leakey Foundation visiting your school with a human origins speaker (in San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; or New York, NY) please contact Meredith Johnson at 415-561-4646 ext. 10.