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2020 Darwin Day

Darwin Day is February 12th, the date of birth of Charles Darwin in the year 1809, at Shrewsbury, England. On this date, and throughout the month, people from all over the world are honoring the life, work and influence of Charles Darwin with events and activities that celebrate science and our shared humanity. Join in the events to celebrate the adventure of science and the 'passion to know' that drives us to inquire, explore and discover what this world is all about. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule of events on Eastern Illinois University's campus:

Sunday, February 9th at 7 p.m. in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall

Film and Panel Discussion: "Planetary"

Monday, February 10th at 7 p.m. in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall

Presentation: "Evolution in a Rapidly Changing World: How Humans Influence Darwinian Evolution in Copntemporary Landscapes" by Dr. Jill Anderson, Odum School of Ecology & Department of Genetics, University of Georgia/Athens

Tuesday, February 11th at 7 p.m. in Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall

Presentation: "Climate Change and Environmental Sex Determination:  An Unnatural Future?" by Dr. Fredric Janson, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, Iowa State University/Ames


Evolution Links

PBS WGBH Evolution web site
- Evolution: Videos for Teachers
- Evolution: Videos for Students

Darwin Day Organizers: Ann Fritz, Gary Fritz, Zhiwei Liu, Yordan Yordanov, and Steve Brantley.

We thank the following people and departments for helping fund this program: Jane and Herbert Lasky, Department of Biological Sciences, Provost Jay Gatrell, and College of Sciences Dean Doug Klarup. 

Stephen Jay Gould Award information
Booth Library Darwin Day Display

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Dept. of Biological Sciences

Life Sciences Building - 2070 600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-7141

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