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DNA IS AT THE HEART OF EVOLUTION
Darwin Day Celebration
AN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITY

2002

Below is a list of events that occured in 2002. You can take advantage of this list for ideas for your own event. For information on holding your own celebration, click here.

Events: Full Listing for 2002

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS:

The Capitol School
ALABAMA
Teacher: Valesca Lopez Dwyer

East Middle School
COLORADO
Teacher: Michael Warner

South Newton High School
INDIANA
Teacher: Tony J. Hiatt

Science Department - Wahconah Regional High School
MASSACHUSETTS
Teacher: Linda M. Allen

Wilson Magnet High School
NEW YORK
Teacher: Lisa Dennison

John Marshall High School
OKLAHOMA
Teacher: Lorna R. Stein

New Hope - Solebury High School
PENNSYLVANIA
Teacher: Jon Gonsiewski

Science Department - Ennis High School
TEXAS
Teacher: Melinda Ludwig

Dozier Middle School
VIRGINIA
Teacher: Beth Knight Brown

H. Frank Carey High School
Teacher: Theresa Curry

Crabapple Middle School
Teacher: Jan Hersch

New Rochelle High School
Student Organizer: Brooke Schepp

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITIES:

University of California - Irvine
CALIFORNIA
Organizers: Students for Science and Skepticism
Contact: sss@uci.edu

Savannah State University
GEORGIA
Organizers: Biology Undergraduate Honor Society
Contact: Gene Mesco, Ph.D.

Columbus State University
GEORGIA
Organizers: CENTA Freethought Society
Contact: Lisa Grant

Augustana College
ILLINOIS
Contact: Steve Hager

Southwestern Illinois College
ILLINOIS
Contact: Bob Weck and Leo Welch

Indiana University Northwest
INDIANA
Sponsors: IUN Anthropology Club
Contact: Bob Mucci

Kansas State University
KANSAS
Organizers: Individuals For Freethought
Contact: Keiv Spare

University of New Orleans
LOUISIANA
Contact: David L. Schultz

University of Louisiana at Monroe
LOUISIANA
Contact: Sandra Davis

Tufts University
MASSACHUSETTS
Contact: Prof. Samuel P. Kounaves

Boston University Photonics Center
MASSACHUSETTS
Contact: The Disproof Atheism Society

University of Minnesota
MINNESOTA
Contact: Jamis Ahern

New Jersey City University
NEW JERSEY
Contact: William Dusenberry, Ph.D.

Maria College
NEW YORK
Contact: Steve DeLorenzo

Ohio University
OHIO
Organizers: Department of Biological Sciences
Contact: Scott Moody

Eastern Oregon University
OREGON
Contact: Christopher Duva

Willamette University
OREGON
Organizers: Biology Department
Contact: Dr. David P. Craig

Wilkes University Biology Department
PENNSYLVANIA
Contact: Robert E. Ogren

Duquesne University
PENNSYLVANIA
Organizers: Department of Biological Sciences
Contact: David J. Lampe

Penn State University - Delaware County
PENNSYLVANIA
Organizers: Earth Science & Biology Faculty
Contact: Dr. Laura Guertin

College of Charleston
SOUTH CAROLINA
Organizers: College of Charleston Faculty
Contact: Rob Dillon

Middle Tennessee State University
TENNESSEE
Contact: Mathew Pauley

University of Tennessee @ Knoxville
TENNESSEE
Organizer: Tennessee Darwin Coalition
Activities: Speaker Ian Tattersall
Contact: Massimo Pigliucci

University of Texas of the Permian Basin
TEXAS
Organizer: UTPB Biology Club
Contact: Shelly Horton

Virginia Tech
VIRGINIA
Contact: John B. Hodges

Central Washington University
WASHINGTON
Organizer: CWU Dept. of Biology
Contact: Steven Verhey

http://academics.uww.edu/biology/darwin.html
WISCONSIN
Organizer: Department of Biological Sciences
Contact: Jeffrey S. McKinnon

University of Guelph
ONTARIO, CANADA
Contact: Ward Chesworth

MUSEUMS:

Darwin Center - Natural History Museum
LONDON, ENGLAND
Contact: For further information please contact Rachel Craddock on 020 7942 5881 or Debbie Chapman on 020 7942 5880, or email R.Craddock@nhm.ac.uk or D.Chapman@nhm.ac.uk

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND
Contact: Peter D. A. Boyd - Darwin Country Learning Web Site

California Academy of Sciences
CALIFORNIA
Contact: Phone: (415) 750-7145
http://www.calacademy.org/events/darwin/

Buffalo Museum of Science
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Contact: Violet Ciotti

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA
Contact: Mary Dawson

ACADEMIC SOCIETIES & ASSOCIATIONS:

California Academy of Sciences
CALIFORNIA
Contact: Phone: (415) 750-7145
http://www.calacademy.org/events/darwin/

National Center for Science Education
OAKLAND CALIFORNIA
Contact: Phone: (510) 601-7203 · Fax: (510) 601-7204 ncseoffice@ncseweb.org

Kansas Citizens For Science, the University of Kansas and Science City
KANSAS / MISSOURI
Contact: Liz Craig

ORGANIZATIONS:

British Humanist Association
LONDON, ENGLAND
Contact: Marilyn Mason

Irish Humanist Association
DUBLIN, IRELAND
Contact: Billy Hutchinson

Center for Inquiry International
AMHERST, NY
Contact: Katherine Bourdonnay ( 716-636-7571 ext. 313 )

Center for Inquiry - Florida
TAMPA BAY, FL
Event: Premiere Conference for CFI-Florida
Date: Feb 7-9, 2003
Contact: Jan Eisler

Center for Inquiry - West
LOS ANGELES, CA
Contact: Jim Underdown

Center for Inquiry - MetroNY
NEW YORK, NY
Contact: Barry Seidman

COMMUNITY GROUPS:

Humanist Association of New South Wales
AUSTRALIA
Contact: Victor Bien

B.C.Humanist Association
BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA
Contact: Wilson Dillon

Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix
ARIZONA
Contact: Susan Sackett

Sacramento Organization for Rational Thinking
CALIFORNIA
Contact: Mynga Futrell

Palo Alto Humanist Community
CALIFORNIA
Contact: Darwin Day Info

Freethinkers of Colorado Springs
COLORADO
Contact: Steven Mahone

Washington Area Secular Humanists
DC - WASHINGTON
Contact: Steven F. Goldberg

Humanists of Idaho
IDAHO
Contact: humanist@email.com

Secular Humanist Society of Chicago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Contact: Adam Walker 312-226-0420

Humanists of West Suburban Chicagoland
MONTGOMERY, ILLINOIS
Date: February 5, 2003
Activities: Potluck dinner at 6:30 PM, Darwin Day program starting at 7:30 PM
Contact: Jack Sechrest

Iowa Community Science Initiative
DES MOINES, IOWA
Contact: Rob Beeston

Kansas City Eupraxophy Group
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS
Contact: Lynne Schultz

New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Contact: David L. Schultz

Great Lakes Humanist Society
MICHIGAN
Contact: John Scalise

Southeast Michigan Chapter of Freedom From Religion Foundation
MICHIGAN
Contact: Kim Blaker

R.E.A.S.O.N.
NEBRASKA
Contact: Jim Bechtel

Skeptics of Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Contact: Shirley Braverman

New Jersey Humanist Network
NEW JERSEY
Contact: Arnold A. Sokolow

New Mexicans for Science and Reason
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Contact: Dave Thomas

Humanist Society of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Contact: Jerry Wesner

Hudson Valley Humanists
NEW YORK
Contact: Ed Poll

Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York
NEW YORK
Contact: Beth Lamont (914) 588-5284

Long Island Secular Humanists
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Contact: Gerry Dantone (516 742 1662)

The Free Inquiry Group (FIG)
CINCINNATI, OHIO
Contact: Joe Levee

Oregons for Rationality (O4R)
OREGON
Contact: Jeanine DeNoma

Freethinkers At Central Texas
TEXAS
Contact: Julie Fisher

The Humanists of Houston
HOUSTON, TEXAS
Contact: Jimmy Dunne

Humanists of North Puget Sound
WASHINGTON
Contact: Howard A. Pellett

Atheists and Agnostics of Wisconsin
WISCONSIN
Contact: Jim Dew

Freethought Society of Wisconsin
WISCONSIN
Contact: Glenn Curry

LIBRARIES:

Carlsbad Library
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
Location: Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad Library 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92009
Event: Dr. Baird & The Opossums of Truth Celebrate Darwin's Birthday
Contact: Carol Davidson Baird 858-481-0765 or 858-481-8511

Activity:

Two hour concert of scientific gospel music - in the style of American roots music with lyrics in praise of science, scientists and rational thinkers everywhere. A celebration in song of Darwin's birthday, featuring "The Ballad of Charlie Darwin." Of course, political satire is always a part of the evening. Humorous songfest and birthday cake.

Check Scientific Gospel website for more information about the band, their music and mission. Continual updates regarding this concert, other appearances during the year and outrageous news articles about irrational events in the world. Remember: Evolution really can turn a fish into a man!

ONLINE CELEBRATIONS & NOTICES

Here we will list web sites that provide a special Darwin Day message and/or resource and/or activity, etc., on their web site during the February 12 celebrations. We will list URLs along with any interesting and unusual bits worth noting.

OTHER:

Abraham Bruno Charles Darwin (ABCD) - Darwin's English Mastiff
Walton, KENTUCKY
Activity: 3rd Birthday Celebration for ABCD & 194th for Charles Darwin

"Happy Birthday Uncle Charley Darwin"
US Postal Service
From: Gus Pehur
Activity: Posters & Awareness Building at work