DARWIN DAY is an international celebration of science and humanity held around Charles Darwin’s February 12th birthday. It celebrates the discoveries and life of the man, and expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.
Speaker: Mark Siddall, American Museum of Natural History
Mark Siddall is Curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History. Self-styled “Curator of Wormy-slimy Stuff”, his research focusses on evolutionary biology of charismatic microfauna from microbes to leeches. Mark recently led expeditions to South Sudan, Cambodia and the Lower Amazon. His work varies from sequencing the first whole genome of bed bugs to leveraging iDNA as a measure of endangered animal diversity.
Time: 6 pm Cocktail Hour, 7 pm Full Course Dinner
Price: By check $69 per person, discounted to $64 if received by Feb 6. Or online $71.42, discounted $66.24.
The invitation and information may be found at darwindayct.org.