Darwin Day in Florida 2015

Darwin-DayI will be speaking at a Darwin Day event hosted by Broward College and other local science-centered non-profit groups February 7. The festivities last from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features multiple children’s activities, displays, food trucks, presentations on Florida flora and fauna, and featured presentations by local and national speakers. It will be held at Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek (Fort Lauderdale area). The full slate of speakers has not been announced yet. I am scheduled for 2 p.m. and my presentation will be based on my book Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom. I’ll post other details about the event as they are released.

And here are two other Florida Darwin Day events:

1. Humanists of Sarasota Bay will host a Darwin Day event: Nancy Howell, professor emerita of sociology at the University of Toronto, will be speaking on “Human Evolution: A Kalahari Perspective” at 11:30 a.m. on February 7, at Mattison’s 41, 7275 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Tickets are $25 in advance, which includes lunch, and should be purchased by January 25, 2015. More information is available here (pdf file).

2. A Darwin Day event hosted by the Tampa Bay United Coalition of Reason and its member organizations will take place at 12:30 p.m. on February 7 at Clearwater Unitarian Universalist Octagon, 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater. The keynote address on “The Dawn of Life” will be given by David Lynn of Emory University; Elaine Hull and Herb Silverman will also be speaking. Tickets are $25, and are available on-line before February 2, by phone, and from the member organizations. More information is available at evolvetampa.com.