Thursday, February 09, 2006

Darwin Day Celebrations Berkeley & San Francisco, Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Presented by Bay
Area Biosystematists
, UC Berkeley Entomology
Students Organization
, and the Essig
Museum of Entomology

The Essig Museum holds an open house each year to celebrate the contributions of Charles Darwin to evolutionary thought. Researchers and the general public are welcome to view displays, talk shop, and enjoy presentations.

In 2006, Darwin Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, February, 14th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. 2009 will mark Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On The Origin Of Species" with celebrations spanning the globe.

For more information about other Darwin Day activities,
please visit the Darwin Day Celebration: An international Recognition of Science and Humanity

Darwin Day (week) Events

Essig Museum of Entomology Open House (Wellman Hall): Open to the public - Posters and exhibits are available for viewing. Graduate student lead tours of the museum will begin on the hour at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm. Classes welcome (if more than 20 people please contact Cheryl Barr <>).

A toast to Darwin (Wellman Hall): Limited to BNHM and BABS members - Cake and drinks in the Essig Museum at 5:30. Please RSVP to Steve Lew <>

Talks and Discussion (2050 Valley Life Science Building):
Open to the public - Beginning at 7:30, all are invited to attend the following talks:

"The continuing Darwinian revolution" by Michael Ghiselin (California Academy of Sciences)

"Intellegent Design: A view from the trial" by Kevin Padian (University of California, Berkeley)

From the Galapagos to the genome: Evolutionary biology in the 21st century" by Patrick O'Grady (University of California, Berkeley)

Nature documentary seminar (412 Wellman Hall): Open to the public - All week long, 12-1 pm, bring a lunch and enjoy a screening of the NOVA/WGBH series, "Evolution" (February 13, 15-17) and "Life in the Undergrowth - Intimate Relations" by David Attenborough (February 14 only).

Download or print a copy of our Darwin Day Flier


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