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Darwin Festival: Day Three

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Charles Albert Read Science Lecture Series

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 MayhemExplore 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.

All events are free and open to the public. For access and accommodation information please visit salemstate.edu/access or email access@salemstate.edu.

See the Schedule for Other Darwin Festival Events

Schedule for February 10: Day One
Schedule for February 11: Day Two
Schedule for February 13: Day Four
Schedule for February 14: Day Five

When 5:00pm
Contact
Debra Longo

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email access@salemstate.edu.

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