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Happy 211th Birthday Charles Darwin!
Day Three of the 41st Annual Darwin Festival continues with a look at the role that forensic science plays in criminal investigations; an exploration into the role that all of us play in improving the environment; and spirited conversation with Ken Noll who will be presenting as Mr. Darwin himself! We will also be screening three powerful PBS films that take a look at deception in plant and human worlds alike.
Wednesday, February 12 Event Lineup
8 am | Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: PBS: Plants Behaving Badly: Murder and Mayhem: Explore the amazing adaptations of carnivorous plants (60 minutes)
9:25 am | Veterans Hall (Ellison Campus Center)
LECTURE: “Connectedness to Nature: Understanding the Role of People in Improving the Environment” – Amy Weidensaul, Director, Ipswich Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
10:50 am | Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: PBS: Plants Behaving Badly: Sex and Lies: Explore the private lives of orchids, one of Darwin's favorite study subjects (60 minutes)
12:15 pm | Veterans Hall (Ellison Campus Center)
LECTURE: “Observing Nature's Patterns and Processes with Mr. Darwin" – Ken Noll (acting as Charles Darwin), Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT. The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.
1:45 pm | Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall Room 444)
VIDEO: PBS: Poisoned Water: What exactly went wrong in Flint, Michigan - and what does it mean for the rest of the country? (60 minutes)
3:05 pm | Veterans Hall (Ellison Campus Center)
LECTURE: “Whodunnit? The Importance of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigations” – Paul Zambella, Forensic Scientist formerly at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
See the Schedule for Other Darwin Festival Events