Over the more-than-15-year history of the program, the Holiday Lectures on Science has covered topics in evolution, earth science, virology, and biodiversity—to name just a few. The lectures are freely available for streaming and on DVD. To enhance their use in the classroom, we produce a wide range of supporting free science education materials, including classroom activities, lesson plans, interactive online modules, animations, apps, and virtual labs.
For more on the Holiday Lectures on Science series, go to the Holiday Lectures page, or explore some featured lectures below.
Are we witnessing the sixth mass extinction? How can biodiversity be preserved?
Advances in genomics are revolutionizing medical research.
What can fossils, butterflies, and stickleback fish tell us about evolution?
State-of-the-art technologies are used to detect and fight infectious agents.
Discover how Earth has changed over deep time and how it continues to change.
Where and when did humans arise? Are we still evolving?
New medicines are transforming the treatment of AIDS.
Can molecular biology help us understand brain function?