Darwin Day & FCS Annual Meeting

Darwin Day is coming up! See the main Darwin Day website for background on this annual event.

Here in Florida there is a full day of Darwin in store for folks around Tallahassee Feb. 9 at FSU. There will be guest lectures and panel discussions by:

Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Leaureate and Professor of Chemistry at FSU
Eugenia Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education
Michael Ruse, Professor of Philosophy at FSU
Frederick Davis, Associate Professor of History at FSU
Leo Sandon, Prefessor Emeritus of Religion, FSU
A Bucky Ball Workshop for children led by Sir Harry Kroto

Florida Citizens for Science will be holding our annual membership meeting during the Darwin Day events there at FSU. Our meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in a classroom near the celebration events.  FCS will have a table in the atrium where we can meet and talk to people.   The classroom number where the annual meeting will be held will be at this table in the morning.  We will have a petition there you can sign and hopefully a couple copies of the final new science standards.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect a board of directors and review the past year.  We will also discuss any continuing efforts needed to ensure acceptance by the State Board of Education of the new science standards and what direction FCS should go after that decision.

Another Darwin Day event is being held Feb. 9 at at Fern Forest Nature Center 201 S Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek Florida. There will be lectures, films, music, displays and of course BIRTHDAY CAKE.

There will be a Darwin Day lecture at Florida Community College, Jacksonville Feb. 6: Tracing Our Prehistoric Ancestors the DNA Way: An Anthropological Adventure by University of Florida’s Dr. Connie Mulligan.

Oh, and back at FSU on Feb. 8, members of FSU’s Union of Freethinking Students will be reading from Darwin’s works.

Did I miss any Florida events? If so, let me know in the comments.

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
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