Darwin Day 2012
Spend an afternoon learning about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work.
Charles Darwin and his work, the history of Darwinism, principles of Natural Selection, adaptations and evolution of orchids, evolution of primates, and diversity of function.
11:30 am, First Floor Auditorium
The Evolution of Chili: Some Like it Hot Lecture and Cooking Demonstration
Dr. Roland Kays, Director, Earth Observation and Biodiversity Laboratory, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Nature Research Center
—With Local Chef Josh DeCarolis of Jujube
Free food samples at the end of the lecture!
2:00 pm, Third Floor, Windows on the World
The Discovery of Evolution: Fossils, Ecology, and Tropical Travel
Dr. William Kimler, Associate Professor of History
North Carolina State University
3:30 pm, Third Floor, Windows on the World
Adapting to a Dynamic Environment: American Oystercatchers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Dr. Ted Simons
USGS Department of Biology, NC State University
Participating Organizations Include
Museum of Life and Science, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, NC Entomological Society, NC State University, ParkGeek.com, Saint Mary’s School, The Conservator’s Center, Triangle Orchid Society, Wake County Master Gardeners
Sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)