Welcome to the Crow Institute

The J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution is a cross-college institute whose mission is to foster multidisciplinary research to address complex biological problems facing society, and to improve public understanding of evolution through education and outreach. 

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Quick link to Teaching Resources: Click here for instructional materials we use in our own classrooms and for K-12 teacher workshops.

Darwin Day(s) 2024 is almost upon us!  Click here for the schedule of events (February 15-16)

The application for Spring 2020 seminars is now open! For more information about the seminars, please look here.

Schedule for Spring 2024 Evolution Seminar Series


Many thanks for the support that makes all our activities possible:

Core support has come from the the College of Letters and Sciences and the Department of Genetics – our administrative home.  In addition we have received generous sponsorship from:

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Bacteriology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
  • Department of Geoscience
  • Department of Philosophy
  • University Lectures Committee
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers
  • Other friends of science and reason

Video introduction to the Crow Institute by founding director, David Baum.