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!

Below is what we did last time. We have added even more for 2019. Updates will be added as new activities are confirmed.

Activities (details to be added as available)

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”

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:

  • Fossil Dig
  • Austin Bat Refuge – live bats!
  • Insects Alive!
  • Life Under a Microscope
  • Walk Like a Dino (outside, weather permitting) – tentative
  • Vertebrate Paleo demo tables
  • Arts and Crafts table
  • Anthropology student activity tables (outside, weather permitting
  • STEM Scouts
  • Children’s Research Center
  • 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