Darwin Day 2017


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Public lecture by famous naturalist Harry W. Greene (Cornell University)

"Natural history, ethics, and aesthetics: why should we care about nature?"

7pm Cyril Moore Science Center – Auditorium


Harry Greene graduated from Texas Wesleyan in 1968, served three years as an army medic, then earned a M.A. from University of Texas at Arlington and Ph.D. from University of Tennessee. He was professor and curator in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, for two decades before moving to Cornell in 1999. He’s taught vertebrate natural history, herpetology, introductory biology, evolution and biodiversity, and field ecology, while studying the biology and conservation of predators. Harry’s honors include Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award; the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award; president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists; and Cornell’s Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship. In 2014, Business Insider named him one of Cornell’s “Top Ten Professors” and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His Snakes: the Evolution of Mystery in Nature, won a PEN Literary Award, garnered a two-page spread in Time magazine, and made the New York Times’ annual list of 100 Most Notable Books.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Darwin Day Celebration

Lab tours, greenhouse tours, activities with an evolution focus

8:30am – noon Cyril Moore Science Center