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Science education is an important part of The Leakey Foundation’s mission.

Science is stimulated and advanced by education and public outreach, and so for more than four decades, The Leakey Foundation has worked to involve the public in the process of scientific investigation through innovative educational programs. From our Annual Speaker Series on Human Origins to our Origin Stories Podcast, we have a variety of programs designed to reach a broad audience, and we share this information through our website and social media channels.

So whether you are a middle school student meeting a leading scientist in the field through our Classroom Visits or a commuter enjoying one of our Origin Stories Podcast episodes, we invite you to participate in and make your own contribution to our ever-evolving understanding of human origins.

Explore Our Educational Programs

Lunch Break Science

This series features interviews and short educational talks with Leakey Foundation grantees about the latest in human evolution research.

Lunch Break Science
Leakey Foundation Lectures

Leakey Foundation Lectures

Distinguished speaker series on human origins.

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