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