The IDEA Center teaches both 5-15 week "IDEA Courses" and 1-day seminars.
Courses broadly cover many topics of relevance to the debate over intelligent design and evolution, while shorter seminars touch on the highlights in the debate. Time allowances determine how much material can be covered. So far, over four full IDEA Courses have been taught, including the current 15-week IDEA Course in Orange County (see graphic at right). Seminars have been enjoyed by junior high and high school science classes, as well as college students. All IDEA speakers are experienced in teaching science.
Classes and seminars are adjusted to the needs of the audience and can be rendered appropriate for those at any level of education. Most presentations are multimedia can be made via PowerPoint or overhead projector, and include handouts for attendees. Some presentations include programmed computer demonstrations. For students, there are handouts, hands-on activities, and games. We find these help reinforce the concepts and make the presentations fun!
If you are interested in having the IDEA Center teach a class or seminar fore your students, church group, or community group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or see our IDEA Center Guest Speaker page.
Our desire is to educate people about these issues and make information accessible to anyone. Our policy is that our charge for seminars is minimal and designed to cover materials, travel, lodging, and a donation to our ongoing work. "Phone Conference-Call" lectures have also been done when travel is not possible. For multi-week classes, we charge a small per-person fee for materials. The IDEA Center is a non-profit organization and extra donations are always accepted.
Topics covered at seminars and classes include: