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From its very beginnings as an organization, the Institute of Human Origins focused one "leg" of its mission toward public outreach. Its founding members believed that the scientists are the best interpreter of their research for the public. This is our human history, and we believe that sharing the story of how we "became human" with the public is as important as sharing the science. 

Today, IHO scientists and graduate students participate in a wide variety of efforts to inform and engage the public in the science of human origins. Launched in 2016 is IHO's newest digital resource is the John Templeton Foundation funded AskAnAnthropologist.asu.edu. IHO sponsors a travel program, the Webby-award-winning website—BecomingHuman.org, scientific lectures and presentations, among other programs. For upcoming public lectures, go to the News + Events page in this website. See more about the IHO Travel Program here.