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Darwin Day Celebration
AN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITY

2009

All Celebrations for Darwin, Science and Humanity to take place on/or near February 12th, 2009, will be placed below.

This will be the big year — Darwin's 200th birthday, to be celebrated by the GLOBAL community as a toast to the common good of all humanity. We will all want to develop events to Celebrate Darwin, Science and Humanity and come together as one human family in appreciation of verifiable knowledge that has been acquired solely through human curiosity and ingenuity. Scientific knowledge has been of great value to all of us.

By 2009 it is our hope that the Celebration of Science and Humanity will be so well established that DURING THE REMANDER OF THE YEAR we will all want to continue to work to make February the 12th a International day to recognize Verifiable Scientific Knowledge and to appreciate the connection of Humankind to the acquisition of this knowledge.  One experiences an intellectual freedom of understanding by realizing that all living things on earth have a common evolutionary history that connects  us all. So it is our expectation that we will all continue to work together to expand the CELEBRATION OF DARWIN, SCIENCE AND HUMANITY!

Title:   Ozzie Darwin Pow-wow 2009  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 19:30:00
Address:
TBA,
Darwin, NT AUSTRALIA

Sponsor:
Contact:
Kerrie Hall, kezhall@bigpond.com.au, 0407 777 273

Title:   Charles Darwin Anniversary Celebrations  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 19:30:00
Address:
,
Darwin, NT AUSTRALIA

Sponsor: Charles Darwin University
Contact:
Janet Russell, janet.russell@cdu.edu.au,

Title:   DARWIN DAY - Viva la vida! Ein Fest für das Leben  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 18:00:00
Address:
Hauptschule Gunskirchen, Lambacher Straße 4,
Gunskirchen, Upper Austria AUSTRIA

Sponsor:
Contact:
Sven Daubenmerkl, sven.daubenmerkl@gmx.at, 0043/7246/6255-631

Title:   Expo Darwin 200 Anos  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-03-15 09:00:00
Address:
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS, Av. Ipiranga, 6681
Porto Alegre, RS BRAZIL

Sponsor: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Contact:
Roberto E. Reis, reis@pucrs.br, +55 51 3320-3521

Title:   Vancouver Evolution Festival  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Address:
Many locations at UBC, SFU and throughout Vancouver,
Vancouver, BC CANADA

Sponsor: Many
Contact:
Rosie Redfield, redfield@interchange.ubc.ca, 604 822-3744

Title:   The Year of Darwin  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-01-01 00:30:00
Address:
Tofino Botanical Gardens, 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Box 886
Tofino, BC VOR2Z0 CANADA

Sponsor: Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation
Contact:
George Patterson, george@tbgf.org, 250 725 1220

Title:   A DAY IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS WITH CHARLES DARWIN  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 07:30:00
Address:
Galapagos Islands, On board PARRANDA, ALTA, EVOLUTION and GRACE Galapagos Cruises
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos ECUADOR

Sponsor: Quasar Expeditions - Galapagos Islands Cruises
Contact:
Fernando Diez, fernando@quasarex.com, 305-395-5690

Title:   Galapagos Science Symposium  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-07-20 08:00:00
Address:
Charles Darwin Research Station, Casilla Postal 17-01-3891
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos ECUADOR

Sponsor: Charles Darwin Foundation
Contact:
Paulina Couenberg, Paulina. Couenberg@fcdarwin.org.ec,

Title:   Galapagos Science Symposium  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-07-20 08:00:00
Address:
Charles Darwin Research Station, Casilla Postal 17-01-3891
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos ECUADOR

Sponsor: Charles Darwin Foundation
Contact:
Paulina Couenberg, Paulina. Couenberg@fcdarwin.org.ec,

Title:   II World Summit on Evolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-08-23 19:30:00
Address:
GAIAS, San Cristobal Island, Galapgos,
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos ECUADOR

Sponsor: Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Contact:
Gabriel Trueba, gtrueba@usfq.edu.ec, 59322971836

Title:   Darwin & Origin - Evolution & Revolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 10:30:00
Address:
Regional Museum of Natural History,, Opposite Mysore Milk Dairy, Siddarthanagar,
MYSORE, KARNATAKA INDIA

Sponsor: National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi
Contact:
C. Rajasundaram, rmnhmysore@gmail.com, 91821-2447046

Title:   Darwin Bicentennial Day Celebration  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 09:00:00
Address:
Ebner Auditorium, 1 Hertzel street, The Weizmann Institute,
Rehovot, Israel ISRAEL

Sponsor: The Crown Human Genome Center, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Contact:
Edna Ben-Asher, edna.ben-asher@weizmann.ac.il, 972-8-9343099

Title:   Darwin Day 2009  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-03-27 16:30:00
Address:
Badia via Roma 52, Sicilia Italia,
Castelbuono, PA LERMO ITALY

Sponsor: Biblioteca Comunale
Contact:
Anna Maria Cangelosi, annamaria.cang@alice.it, 3206063239

Title:   THE CHARLES DARWIN THEATRE PROJECT  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 19:00:00
Address:
Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North,New Zealand: Wellington,, Napier, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin
Wellington, Wellington NEW ZEALAND

Sponsor: Royal Society of New Zealand
Contact:
Glenda Lewis, glenda.lewis@rsnz.org, +64 4 470 5758

Title:   MESA REDONDA  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 18:00:00
Address:
Av. 28 de Julio 745 Miraflores,
LIMA, LIMA PERU

Sponsor: SOCIEDAD GEOLOGICA DEL PERU
Contact:
HEIDI CALCINA CATERIANO, sgp@sgp.org.pe, 51-1-4441180

Title:   CONFERENCIA  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 18:30:00
Address:
Av. 28 de Julio 745 Miraflores,
LIMA, LIMA PERU

Sponsor: SOCIEDAD GEOLOGICA DEL PERU
Contact:
HEIDI CALCINA CATERIANO, sgp@sgp.org.pe, 51-1-4441180

Title:    "Una luz en la evolución, una hoguera para la humanidad"  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-03-05 19:30:00
Address:
Facultad de Medicina y Odontología de la USC, C/ San Francisco, s/n
Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña SPAIN

Sponsor: Vicerrectorado de Cultura USC; Faculta de Medicina y Odontología
Contact:
Elías Torres y Jose María Fraga, zmeddeca@usc.es, 981950162

Title:   BE DARWIN  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 19:30:00
Address:
Paseo del Espolón, one-way avenue.,
Burgos, Burgos SPAIN

Sponsor: Gallo Tricolor
Contact:
Daniel de Culla, gallotricolor@yahoo.com, 947-288823

Title:   Segundo Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Biología Evolutiva  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-11-29 08:00:00
Address:
Quart 80,
Valencia, Valencia SPAIN

Sponsor: SESBE
Contact:
Secretario, secretario@sesbe.org,

Title:   Celebrating Evolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-03-22 09:00:00
Address:
Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road
Glasgow, G12 UNITED KINGDOM

Sponsor: Humanist Academy
Contact:
June Maxwell, enquiries@humanist-academy, 0141 589 0179

Title:   Humanism, Evolution, Education  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-07 00:00:00
Address:
To be announced,
Glasgow, G14 9BB UNITED KINGDOM

Sponsor: Humanist Academy
Contact:
June Maxwell, junemax@gmail.com, 0141 589 0179

Title:   Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday Party  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-07 13:00:00
Address:
,
London, London UNITED KINGDOM

Sponsor: National Secular Society
Contact:
Terry Sanderson, tas@secularism.org.uk, 020 7404 3126

Title:   The Evolution of Evolution: Using Synthetic Systems to Explain N  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 13:15:00
Address:
Darwin Lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St
London, london UNITED KINGDOM

Sponsor: Events at UCL
Contact:
UCL Events Team, events@ucl.ac.uk,

Title:   Darwin Day Trip to London Zoo  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-14 10:00:00
Address:
London Zoo, London
London, wc1e 6hd UNITED KINGDOM

Sponsor: Camp Quest UK
Contact:
Richard, richard@camp-quest.org.uk,

Title:   UW-Madison's Fourth Annual Darwin Day  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-07 09:00:00
Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences--Babcock and Linden
Madison, 53706 UNITED STATES

Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison Evolution Initiative
Contact:
Mara McDonald/Dana Geary/Brooke Norsted, mamcdona@wisc.edu/dana@geology.wisc.edu/brooke@geology.wisc.edu, 608-263-8941/2637754

Title:   In the Light of Evolution III: Two Centuries of Darwin  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-01-16 08:00:00
Address:
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, 100 Academy Way
Irvine, CA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium
Contact:
Susan Marty, smarty@nas.edu, 949-387-2923

Title:   2009 Dean's Symposium: Evolutionary Biology: Molecules to Man  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-04-03 08:00:00
Address:
UC San Diego Main Campus, 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences
Contact:
Patricia Walsh, pwalsh@ucsd.edu, 858-534-3112

Title:   Celebrating science and D-200  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-15 14:00:00
Address:
Downtown San Diego, probably the Public Library,
San Diego, CA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: The Humanist Fellowship of San Diego
Contact:
Susi Reed, Humanists@gmail.com, 619-670-4159

Title:   150 Years of Evolution - Darwin's Impact on the Humanities & Soc  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-11-22 09:00:00
Address:
San Diego State University, Department of Philosophy
San Diego, CA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: San Diego State University
Contact:
Mark Wheeler, mark.wheeler@sdsu.edu, (619) 594-6706

Title:   Science, Wisdom, and the Future  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-06-24 17:00:00
Address:
Embassy Suites,
San Luis Obispo, CA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Orion Institute and the Collins Family Foundation
Contact:
Cheryl Genet, scienceandwisdom@msn.com, 805-438-4088

Title:   Stanford Darwin Day Symposium  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-08 13:00:00
Address:
Geology corner auditorium, Main Quad, Building 320, Room 105
Stanford, CA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Stanford University
Contact:
Robert Siegel, darwindaycelebration@gmail.com,

Title:   Darwin Comes to Santa Barbara  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-08 19:30:00
Address:
,
Santa Barbara, Calirornia UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Humanist Society of Santa Barbara and SB Museum of Natural His.
Contact:
Roger Schlueter, President@SantaBarbara Humanists.org, 805/962-6316

Title:   Separated at Birth: The Lincoln/Darwin Festival  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-07 19:30:00
Address:
300 East Simpson Street, PO Box 42
Louisville, CO UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Theater Company of Lafayette
Contact:
Madge Montgomery, Madge@tclstage.org, 720-209-2154

Title:   Exhibit at the University of Connecticut Libraries (Storrs, Conn  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-01-20 08:30:00
Address:
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT UNITED STATES

Sponsor: University of Connecticut Libraries Exhibits Team
Contact:
Laura Smith, laura.katz.smith@uconn.edu, 860-486-2516

Title:   Darwin Day  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 19:30:00
Address:
TBA,
Ft Laud area, fl UNITED STATES

Sponsor: FLorida Atheists and Secular Humanists and CFI of Ft Lauderdale
Contact:
Ken Loukinen, kenloukinen@freethoughtflorida.com,

Title:   Darwin Day at UGA  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-11 19:30:00
Address:
Miller Student Learning Center - University of Georgia,
Athens, Georgia UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Dept. Cellular Biology
Contact:
Mark Farmer, Head@cb.uga.edu, (706) 542-3383

Title:   11th Prairieland Chautauqua, Jacksonville, Illinois  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-09-04 17:00:00
Address:
Community Park, , 155 West Morton Avenue,
Jacksonville, Illinois UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Morgan County Historical Society
Contact:
Dr. Wolf D. Fuhrig, wdfuhrig@aol.com, 217-243-2423

Title:   Celebrating the Spirituality of Evolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-08 10:00:00
Address:
Cedars at the JCA, Mason at I-64
St. Louis, Missouri UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Sage Chapel (non-denominational, interfaith)
Contact:
Rev. Ted Lau, rev.ted@att.net,

Title:   Darwin Live & In Concert  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-03-14 20:00:00
Address:
McGlohon Theater, 345 North College St.
Charlotte, NC UNITED STATES

Sponsor: WLBancroft Productions
Contact:
Bill Bancroft, BBancroft@wlbancroftproductions.com, 803-493-8936

Title:   Symposium on Evolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-09-03 19:30:00
Address:
University of Nebraska at Kearney, Biology Department, BHS 211A
Kearney, NE UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Biology Department, UNK
Contact:
Brad Ericson, ericsonb@unk.edu, 3088658912

Title:   "Darwin's Reach: A Celebration of Darwin's Legacy Across Academi  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 09:00:00
Address:
Hofstra University,
Hempstead, New York UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Hofstra U. Library, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Carol D. Mallison, carol.mallison@hofstra.edu, (516) 463-5670

Title:   A Day for Darwin  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-13 09:00:00
Address:
Lefrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Department of Biology, Queens College
Contact:
John Dennehy, john.dennehy@qc.cuny.edu, 718-997-3411

Title:   Darwin's Reach: Celebrating Darwin's Legacy Across Disciplines  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-03-12 08:30:00
Address:
Hofstra University,
Hempstead, NY UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Hofstyra University
Contact:
Daniel Rubey, Daniel.R.Rubey@hofstra.edu,

Title:   Darwin Day Family Festival NY Metro Area Ethical Culture Society  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-07 14:00:00
Address:
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street and Central Park West
New York, NY UNITED STATES

Sponsor: New York Metro Area Ethical Culture Societies
Contact:
Sharon Stanley, lihumanist@gmail.com,

Title:   World Premiere: The Origin by Richard Einhorn  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-06 19:30:00
Address:
Waterman Theater, Tyler Hall, State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, NY UNITED STATES

Sponsor: ARTSwego
Contact:
Mary Avrakotos, artswego@oswego.edu, 315-312-4581

Title:   150 Years Since Darwin: What Next?  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-11-05 15:00:00
Address:
Stony Brook University campus,
Stony Brook, NY UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Department of Ecology & Evolution, SBU
Contact:
Massimo Pigliucci, massimo.pigliucci@gmail.com, 631-632-1097

Title:   Darwin, the exhibition  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-06-27 10:00:00
Address:
601 Erieside Ave,
Cleveland, OH UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Great Lakes Science Center
Contact:
Jeff Hirz, jhirz@glsc.org, 216-696-3823

Title:   Darwin Celebration  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 13:00:00
Address:
11030 East Blvd.,
Cleveland, oh UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Contact:
Jennifer McDowell, jmcdowell@cbgarden.org, 216.707.2845

Title:   The Story of Evolution and The Evolution of Stories  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-01-20 13:00:00
Address:
,
Bryn Mawr, PA UNITED STATES

Sponsor:
Contact:
Paul Grobstein, pgrobste@brynmawr.edu,

Title:   Darwin Service  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-08 11:00:00
Address:
200 Pendleton Rd,
Clemson, SC UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson
Contact:
Holley Ulbrich, holleyu@nctv.com, 864-654-6828

Title:   Abe and Chuck's Birthday Party  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 09:00:00
Address:
1133 John Freeman Blvd.,
Houston, TX UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Darwin2009Houston
Contact:
MJ Figard, mj.figard@exch.library.tmc.edu, 713-799-7141

Title:   Darwin and Lincoln - Why They Matter  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 12:30:00
Address:
Lone Star College- Kingwood 20000 Kingwood Dr,
Kignwood, TX UNITED STATES

Sponsor:
Contact:
Betsy Morgan, elizabeth.r.morgan@lonestar.edu, 281-312-1682

Title:   Darwin: Evidence and Evolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-07 09:00:00
Address:
Virginia Museum of Natural History, 21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Virginia Museum of Natural History
Contact:
Ryan Barber, Director of Marketing and External Affairs, ryan.barber@vmnh.virginia.gov, 276-634-4163

Title:   Darwin: Evidence and Evolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-07 09:00:00
Address:
Virginia Museum of Natural History, 21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Virginia Museum of Natural History
Contact:
Ryan Barber, Director of Marketing and External Affairs, ryan.barber@vmnh.virginia.gov, 276-634-4163

Title:   Lucy in the Sky with Darwin's... 200th!  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 10:00:00
Address:
Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA UNITED STATES

Sponsor:
Contact:
Jonathan Christian, akamaciel@msn.com, 206-434-6540

Title:   The Codex & The Helix: Book Arts Exploring Evolution  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-12 19:00:00
Address:
Foley Center Library, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boon Ave.
Spokane, WA UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Gonzaga University
Contact:
Adrian Pauw, pauwa@gonzaga.edu, 509-313-3844

Title:   Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society service  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-01 10:00:00
Address:
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society, 2010 Whenona Dr.
Madison, WI UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
Contact:
S. Galen Smith, sgsmith2@wisc.edu, 608-233-3363

Title:   Humanist Union Darwin Day Discussion  ( Public )
Start Date and Time: 2009-02-01 12:30:00
Address:
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House, 2010 Whenona Dr.
Madison, WI UNITED STATES

Sponsor: Humanist Union of Madison
Contact:
Robert Park, loonfoot@gmail.com, 608-273-8775