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We are delighted to introduce the first issue of our new journal: Evolution: Education and Outreach. We are a father-and-son team dedicated to the development, dissemination, and education of evolutionary science. Niles is a paleontologist and evolutionary biologist (“punctuated equilibria”) on the staff of the American Museum of Natural History since 1969 (see http://www.nileseldredge.com); Greg is a Special Education High School Science teacher at John F. Kennedy in the Bronx, N.Y. Together with Greg’s brother Doug (also a high school teacher), the three of us previously teamed up to produce The Fossil Factory—a successful kid’s book on fossils, evolution, and plate tectonics still in print.

Since announcing this journal to the press, the overwhelmingly positive response has made it clear that this is a journal whose time has come—a much needed outlet for contributions that help bring together the disparate worlds of science and education.

Thus, our goal for this journal is not