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Fri, February 10, 2012 until Sun, February 12, 2012
12:00 AM





Arkansas Darwin Day 2012 is proud to offer a great variety of events for all ages that will be free and open to the public and will take place on February 10 – 12, 2012. The events will include fun science-oriented activities for children and families, educational and thought-provoking lectures, and fun social events. The main purpose of this event is to celebrate Charles Darwin’s achievements and examine their effects on society today. By exploring the transformation of Darwin’s ideas over the past 150 years, participants will increase their awareness of evolutionary science, and learn how evidence-based decision-making can positively influence the well-being of all.

The Arkansas Darwin Day weekend starts with a science-themed art competition at Canvass Community Art Gallery and a Clinton School lecture by Dr. Kevin Padian, Berkley biology professor and the president of the board of directors of the National Center for Science Education. On Saturday, all will be invited to attend Darwin Day Conference, hosted on UALR campus, for a series of evolution-related lectures, including a keynote address by Dr. Padian.  Other activities include science lab tours at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, special activities for all ages at the Mid-America Science Museum, and film screenings about Darwin’s life and work.

Arkansas Darwin Day is an annual celebration that takes place at many universities, museums, and community organizations across the world. This event is made possible by the partnership of the following entities:

  •  Clinton School of Public Service
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Arkansas Museum of Discovery
  • Mid-America Science Museum
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Hendrix College
  • Arkansas Society of Freethinkers
  • Secular Student Alliance

For more information about the Arkansas Darwin Day 2012 and complete schedule of events, visit: