Darwin Day

Sunday Feb 9, 2014

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit


FREE with admission




Dave Thomas

Phone: 505-410-0753
Website: Click to Visit

An array of events, including family-friendly activities, a talk by author Carolyn Meyer and Anne H. Weaver, plus video art projects and library resources.

Darwin Days 2014 Sunday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 Two separate days of activities and talks celebrating the birthday (Feb. 12th) and life of the founder of modern evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin. Most events are at the NM Museum of Natural History and ScienceSunday, February 9th, 10 AM to 4 PM: Museum Family Activities: Free with museum admission, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.FEATURING: Authors Carolyn Meyer (The True Adventures of Charley Darwin) and Anne H. Weaver (The Voyage of the Beetle and Children of Time: Evolution and the Human Story) (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)A Dramatic Portrayal of Mrs. Charles Darwin by Liz Burck (3 PM)Throughout the day: Family-friendly investigations of variation and the foundational ideas of natural selection through activities and games--featuring specimens from the Museum’s Bioscience Collections. Plus, videos art projects and library resources—all day long. (Museum admission required)Multi Purpose Room talks--FREETom Williamson, Ph.D. Curator of Paleontology, NMMNHS “The Beginning of the Age of Mammals in New Mexico” (10:30 am)Dwight Jennison, Ph.D. NMMNHS "Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo Devo) and Compound Interest" (11:30 am)Becky Reiss, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology, NM Tech “What's in your DNA?  Neanderthal sequences, nature AND nurture, and some ill-fitting genes” (12:30 pm)David Thomas, M.S New Mexico Tech “New Findings That Would Have Thrilled Darwin” (1:30 pm)Bud Hodgin, M.D. “Archaeopteryx – A Classic Example of Species Transformation” (2:30 pm)