Iowa City Darwin Day 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Welcome to Iowa City Darwin Day, a grand celebration of science and its many contributions to humanity!

As in previous years, this year we welcome a slate of world-renowned scientists who will share their research in a series of professional seminars (on Friday afternoon) and public talks (on Saturday).  All events are free and open to the public.

Saturday's talks are intended for a public audience.

For additional information, visit

See the listing of Friday's talks here.

Saturday schedule--Macbride Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

9 a.m.: Opening Reception (coffee and pastries)

9:30 a.m.: Mary Kosloski: "Crushing crabs and sinistral snails: how a super predator changed snail shape"

10 a.m.: Rosemary and Peter Grant: "40 Years of Evolution. A long-term study of Darwin's Finches in Galápagos."

11 a.m.: Richard Wrangham: "How cooking made us human"

12 p.m.: Anne Fausto-Sterling: "Evolution and Gender in the 21st Century"

1 p.m.: Darwin Day Birthday Celebration (Hall of Birds)

2-5 p.m.: NCSE Teaching Workshop (location: 106 BBE); "Darwin Day 2017 Teacher Workshop: Teaching NGSS Evolution Without a Budget" A 3-hour workshop addressing content and process with NGSS alignment- and an eye for supply costs


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Pentacrest Museums in advance at 319-335-1508.

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
39-53 East Jefferson Street
Room: Macbride Auditorium
Iowa City, IA 52240