Celebrate Science at the MSU Museum

Darwin Discovery Day on Saturday, February 11

Researchers and students from across Michigan State University are coming together at the MSU Museum to celebrate science at the 19th annual Darwin Discovery Day on Saturday, February 11 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Taking inspiration from the 1.5° Celsius exhibition currently on display at the MSU Museum, this year’s Darwin Discovery explores the effects of climate change on plants, animals, and ecosystems. Activities, tours, and special collections will take over all floors of the Museum including behind-the-scenes tours of research collections. Visitors are also invited to bring in a rock or fossil for identification.

Darwin Discovery Day organizer and professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Danita Brandt said, “The face-to-face interactions between our visitors and our team of student and faculty volunteers have always been the most rewarding aspect of this event and we are thrilled to be back with our slate of hands-on activities centered on this very important topic.”

Continue the celebration of science at the Abrams Planetarium with a free screening of Natural Selection a film about Charles Darwin at 3:00PM on Saturday, February 11.

Science institutions worldwide have created special programs around Darwin’s birthday each year (February 12, 1809) that help promote an appreciation for the benefits of scientific knowledge acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity. Learn more about the international Darwin Day celebration at darwinday.org.

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