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Iowa City Darwin Day 2018

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.

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Additional details will be added to the schedule throughout January and February.


Saturday schedule--Macbride Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

9 a.m.: Coffee and pastries; merchandise sales available.

Featured presentations:

9:30 a.m.: Paul Strode -- "Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists"

10 a.m.: James Hansen -- "Young People’s  Burden: Averting Climate Disaster"

NOTE: the originally scheduled talk by Jacquelyn Gill has been canceled.

11 a.m.: Julie Meachen -- "Caving for Carnivores: Climate Change, Ice Age Extinctions, and DNA"

12 p.m.: Asheley Landrum -- "Who Doesn't Believe Science?"


1 p.m.: Darwin Day Birthday Celebration (Hall of Birds)


2-5:30 p.m.: Teaching Workshop (location: 106 Biology Building East [BBE]).  Led by Paul Strode.


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.

Saturday, February 24 at 9:00am to 5:30pm

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Macbride Auditorium
17 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA 52242