Darwin Day

Darwin Day 2019 at the Pickle

It’s free and open to the public. There’s something for kids from 4 to 94. Exhibits and hands-on demos, short talks and story time for the younger set. Two keynote lectures for adults. A workshop for teachers and others interested in evolution education. And, birthday cake!

To get there: enter off Burnet Rd. and look for the Univ. of Texas water tower. We are in the building next to the water tower. Pick up a parking permit as you enter and display it on your dashboard.


Lecture auditorium:

1 pm – Sheela Athreya: “Race and Evolution in Humans”
2 pm – Science/evolution trivia contest
3 pm – Anthony Di Fiore: “Primate Social Behavior”

Kids’ Room

12:30 pm  Amy Whiteaker: “Evidence For Evolution: Kids’ Edition”

1:00 pm   Story Time

1:30 pm   Rachel Voyt: “Primate Peculiarities: What Makes a Monkey”

2:00 pm   Liza Shapiro: “People Are Primates”

2:30 pm         BIRTHDAY CAKE           

3:00 pm   Story Time

3:30 pm   Becca Lewis: “Leapin’ Lemurs”

Continuous activity tables in the Atrium:

  • Vertebrate Paleo demo tables
  • Fossil Dig
  • Austin Bat Refuge – live bats!
  • Insects Alive!
  • Life Under a Microscope
  • Arts and Crafts table
  • STEM Scouts: fossilization
  • STEMed Labs: monster genome
  • Children’s Research Center: tangrams and catapults
  • Face Painting

Teacher workshop will be available to anyone interested in teaching about evolution. The topic is “Stepping Out: Mammal Limbs and Movement:”
Link to register: https://tmm.utexas.edu/education/workshops