The Darwin Day Roadshow

To celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday each year, the scientists and educators of NESCent (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) hit the road to bring evolutionary science to schools, museums, and town halls in communities around the country.  They are particularly interested in reaching out to small, rural communities which would not otherwise have a Darwin Day celebration. Their teams talk to students, teachers, and the general public about their research in evolutionary science, describe what it takes to become an evolutionary biologist (and what some of the rewards and challenges are), and convey why evolutionary science is relevant to everyone.

The Roadshow is now accepting applications for stops on their 2015 tour (which occurs in the weeks surrounding Darwin’s birthday, February 12th). Applications are due November 21st, 2014. To make the most of their travel resources, geographically clustered applications are particularly competitive, so if multiple schools in an area apply, they are more likely to be selected. For more information or to apply, visit


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