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Darwin Day

SAVE THE DATE!  February 12, 2015 is DARWIN DAY!  

Follow the planning updates that will be posted here and get involved by contacting Quinn Langdon. We are hard at work lining up an exciting array of activities for Darwin Day 2015.  If you are interested in evolution and outreach, we need your help!  Please volunteer to help organize or staff the events!  Consider making a donation - every little bit makes a difference!  Begin thinking about creating an Exploration Station for our hands-on family activity! Bring your ideas for how to make Darwin Day 2015 fun and informative for all ages!  


Darwin Day is traditionally celebrated on or near Darwin's birthday, February 12. For several years, we have held events at UW-Madison around this time which emphasize evolution and its impacts on biology and society. Events usually include a family-friendly Tree of Life scavenger-hunt with numerous booths and activities organized by UW faculty, staff, and students; a Teacher Workshop for middle and high-school science teachers; and several speakers. Past speakers have included Sean Carroll, Neil Shubin, Jonathan Losos, Jeremy Jackson, Patricia McConnell, and Jill Pruetz.

2014 event was the ninth annual Darwin Day at UW!

UW-Madison Darwin Day is on Facebook! 'Like' it to receive occasional wall updates.

International Darwin Day foundation website

Visitors learn about insects while exploring the Tree of Life at Darwin Day 2011.

Darwin Day Posters
(click on a year for photos, audio, video, and more!):

2013 2012 2011
2010 2009  2008