Welcome to Iowa City Darwin Day, a grand celebration of science and its many contributions to humanity!
As in previous years, this year we welcome a slate of world-renowned scientists who will share their research in a series of professional seminars (on Friday afternoon) and public talks (on Saturday). All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday's talks are intended for a public audience.
Saturday schedule--Macbride Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
9 a.m.: Opening Reception (coffee and pastries)
9:30 a.m.: Mary Kosloski: "Crushing crabs and sinistral snails: how a super predator changed snail shape"
10 a.m.: Rosemary and Peter Grant: "40 Years of Evolution. A long-term study of Darwin's Finches in Galápagos."
11 a.m.: Richard Wrangham: "How cooking made us human"
12 p.m.: Anne Fausto-Sterling: "Evolution and Gender in the 21st Century"
1 p.m.: Darwin Day Birthday Celebration (Hall of Birds)
2-5 p.m.: NCSE Teaching Workshop (location: 106 BBE); "Darwin Day 2017 Teacher Workshop: Teaching NGSS Evolution Without a Budget" A 3-hour workshop addressing content and process with NGSS alignment- and an eye for supply costs
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Pentacrest Museums in advance at 319-335-1508.