Darwin Day, 2014, events in Kenosha, Wisconsin

by Greg Mayer Darwin’s birthday, Feb. 12, is fast upon us, so, for those in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, I’d like to announce three upcoming events in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the approximate center of the megalopolis. First, on Darwin Day itself, Wednesday, February 12, Scott Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be speaking at 7 PM […]

Darwin Day at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum

by Greg Mayer If you’ll be in or near southeastern Wisconsin on this coming Sunday (instead of being on your way to New Orleans), you’ll want to visit the Dinosaur Discovery Museum in Kenosha (5608 Tenth Avenue,  Kenosha, WI 53140, 262-653-4450) for their Darwin Day event. Darwin Day Sunday, February 10, 2013; 1-4pm An international […]

Two reasons to party on February 12: Darwin’s birthday and Mardi Gras!

by Greg Mayer Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”), one last big party before the Lenten season of fasting and penance, is fast upon us, and this year, by coincidence it corresponds with Darwin’s birthday (February 12). New Orleans, as usual, will have a big parade, with floats, music, and costumed dancers. The parades are organized by […]

Darwin Day in Wisconsin

by Greg Mayer The Darwin bicentennial year ends this week, as Friday, February 12th, begins the 201st year. The last event in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Darwin 1809-1859-2009 commemoration is this coming Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 PM in Greenquist Hall 103, where I will be speaking on “The Origin of The Origin“. In the […]

Darwin’s Birthday in Philadelphia

February 12 is, of course, Darwin’s 200th birthday.  I’ll be celebrating it at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Thursday and Friday (12th and 13th) with a two-day symposium tracing Darwin’s legacy and its effect on modern evolutionary biology. This is all part of Philadelphia’s Year of Evolution, which includes many […]