Attention all junior scientists…Darwin Day 2016 is coming up on Saturday, February 13. The Center for Inquiry-Austin will present this free event with fun learning activities for children and teens to celebrate the 207th anniversary of Darwin’s birth. Activities include a fossil dig, scavenger hunt, Darwin photo-op, paleontology presentation, coloring, crafts, face painting, book readings, and birthday cake. Events take place from 12-5 p.m. at the University of Texas Commons Learning Center at the JJ Pickle Research Campus.
- 12:15 p.m. — “The Life of Ants” by Alex Wild
- 1:00 p.m. — Book Reading – “How The Whales Walked Into The Sea” by Faith McNulty
- 1:15 p.m. — “Why Are Peacocks So Pretty And Warthogs So Ugly?” by Clare Wuellner
- 2:00 p.m. — Book Reading – “Little Changes” by Tiffany Taylor
- 2:30 p.m. — Darwin’s Birthday Cake!
- 3:00 p.m. — “How Animal Teeth Reveal What They Eat” by Stephanie Martin
- 3:45 p.m. –“How Spiders Went Crazy – The Big Secret” by Spider Joe
- 4:30 p.m. — UT Vertebrate Paleontology Presentation
Interactive Activities For “Kids” of All Ages:
- Fossil Excavation Site
- Scavenger Hunt for Knowledge
- Naturally Selected Adult Trivia Contest
- Living Large Under The Microscope
- Darwin Photo-op
- Build-A-Dino Workshop
- Art of Evolution Coloring Table
- Face Painting Designs by Nature
- Birthday Cake! Door Prizes!
For more, info including directions & parking details, you can visit the Center for Inquiry Austin website.