Darwin Day

Darwin Day 2022

All events virtually open to the public.

See also activities and teaching resources for K-12 students, available on our Resources page.

February 9, 2022; 7PM – 8PM

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Speaker: Isabel Distefano from the Pritzker Lab for Molecular Systematics and Evolution at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL.
Title: Discovering the DNA Discovery Center – Collections-Based Research in Evolutionary Biology, Museum Science Communication, and Outreach
This WN@TL will be delivered virtually with options for live streaming below and in-person viewing in Room 1111 Genetics Biotechnology Center
Livestream: https://www.biotech.wisc.edu/webcams
Zoom link: go.wisc.edu/240r59
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrS-7it_Bu4UZiDqc16YpWQ/videos

February 10, 2022; 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Evolution Seminar Series – Virtual Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Ted Stankowich, California State University, Long Beach
Title: Spines, Shields, Sprays, and Stripes: The Evolution of Antipredator Defenses and Coloration in Mammals
Zoom link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/92427136645

February 14, 21 and 28, 2022

Afterschool Expeditions
On location at Madison community centers
https://www.warf.org/programs-events/k-12-community/afterschoolexpeditions/

As part of our Darwin Day 2022 celebrations, the Crow Institute is partnering with the WARF on their Afterschool Expeditions Program. Booths will be set up at multiple afterschool programs at community centers around Madison to increase community engagement and for children to talk to actual scientists and learn about the wonderful world of evolution. Interested in helping out? Contact Jassim Al-Oboudi (aloboudi@wisc.edu).

Here are some photos from this year’s Darwin Day activities:

Here are some photos from previous Darwin Day activities: