We Celebrate Darwin Week Tomorrow!

Since Darwin Day falls on Sunday February 12th, technically that pushes the start of Darwin Week out another week.  However, since our Darwin Day celebration is coming up this Saturday, we’re going to start a week early!  (by the way, if you want to come out and you’ve not RSVP’d, you can do it here on our website or on our Meet-Up page).

So as a build-up to Darwin Day, we will have a week-long activity featuring daily posts consisting of some sort of Darwin-related puzzle or game, in which you can attempt to answer, and earn points.  At the end of the week, the top scorer(s) will be eligible for a prize that will be relevant to our April meet-up.

So if you’ve not book-marked, subscribed, or added our website to your RSS Feed, then the time to do so is now.  Each game will be posted randomly between 6:00 am and 12:00 pm.


Friday, February 10

Trevor McKee asked me to post a link to CFI-Michigan’s Darwin Day event at the Cranbrooke Institute of Science on Friday, February 10th in Bloomfield Hills.  It start at 6:00pm and will run until 10:00pm.

Cranbrook Institute of Science explores the vast diversity and mysterious beauty of life forms on Earth, diversity’s importance to humanity, and how mass extinctions and evolution have shaped its history through geologic time to the present in the Life on Earth! exhibition. Produced by Cranbrook using its own life science collections, as well as specimens on loan from other museums, universities and private collections, Life on Earth! immerses the visitor in the splendor of life and explores the degree to which the growing human population has transformed the Earth for human welfare.

Features within the exhibit include a Wall of Life, The Human Population Extension (a nearly real-time clock that monitors humanity’s growing numbers), and more.

Other optional activities will also be available:

  • Natural Selection is showing in the planetarium at 7pm. Admission is an additional $5.00, not included with general admission into the museum.
  • The observatory is open from 8:30 – 10:00pm, weather permitting, and is free of charge.

Sunday, February 12

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm MSU Natural History Museum,, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

The Michigan State University Museum presents its annual Darwin Discovery Day on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, 1-5 p.m., with an afternoon of discovery inviting young and old alike to explore backyard curiosities and extraordinary natural science specimens from around the globe.

Visit the website for more specific information about the available activities!

At 3:00pm join us for a meet and greet with CFI–MI and MMAH members in the Community Gallery. Meet us for dinner after the event at Brody Square dining hall on the Michigan State University campus. Look for the CFI signs! See “additional details” for information regarding parking and menu options.