Schedule of Events
Darwin Days 2014
Schedule of Events
Saturday, February 8 | 10am-2pm | Museum of the Earth, 1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca
Children's Activities | 11am-1pm, Turtles: Past & Present | 1pm-2pm
Learn about evolution by participating in hands-on activities at the Museum during Darwin Family Day. Discover whale evolution and what their land-bound ancestors looked like. Go on a guided scavenger hunt through the Museum's permanent exhibits to explore fossil evidence for evolution. Take a hand at origami. Make a jumping frog and learn about a frog species named after the famous Charles Darwin. At 1pm, there will be a presentation on turtle evolution titled Turtles: Past & Present.
Sunday, February 9 | 3pm | Cinemapolis, 120 E Green St, Ithaca
Creation: The True Story of Charles Darwin
Due to its controversial subject matter, Creation was only released in four major U.S. cities and in Ithaca, NY. The focus of the film is to describe the dichotomy between Darwin’s scientific work and his wife’s religious faith. After the film, enjoy a talk-back led by Dr. Warren Allmon about how Darwin reconciled these two issues.
Monday, February 10 | 7pm | Cornell Cinema, Cornell University
Jurassic Park, with an introduction from the film’s dinosaur consultant, Trumansburg Artist John Gurche
Enjoy the classic 1993 film as well as a discussion from our artist-in-residence, John Gurche, who worked on the film as a dinosaur consultant.
Tuesday, February 11 | 7pm | Lot 10, 106 S Cayuga St, Ithaca
Enjoy a drink with friends at Lot 10 while learning about Mass Extinction from our very own Dr. Robert Ross.
Tuesday, February 11 | 8pm | Big Red Barn, Cornell University
You don’t need to be an evolution or Darwin expert to participate! Enjoy Trivia Night with categories relating to science, Darwin, fossils, and evolution.
Wednesday, February 12 | 5pm | Room 142, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University
Illustrations of Evolution in the Fossil Record
Enjoy a discussion from Central New York professors and faculty on their favorite fossils to use when teaching evolution.
Thursday, February 13 | 5pm | Kaufman Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University
Darwin and Paleontology with Dr. Warren Allmon, Director of the Paleontological Research Institution