We'll be there to greet you at Sacramento's Darwin Day, tomorrow, Saturday, February 13 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. For those who live elsewhere on the evolving planet, visit darwinday.org
Darwin said, "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." Much of the work of the Mountain Lion Foundation is to convince people to adopt a new perspective on America's Lions. Today, we hope you'll encourage a hunter or rancher to be the one responsive to change.
The speaker in Sacramento this year is paleontologist Matthew J. James, PhD., Chair of the Department of Geology and Professor of Paleontology and Geology at Sonoma State University. He will entertain and inform about the 1905-06 scientific collecting expedition to the Galapagos Islands conducted by the California Academy of Sciences.
The topic is: "Collecting Evolution: The 1905-06 Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Charles Darwin"
Dr. James grew up on Oʻahu and did his undergraduate work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is the recipient of the 2011 Karl Kortum Award for Maritime History for his work on the 1905-06 expedition. He has worked on Galapagos science, history, and conservation for 30 years, since first visiting the islands in 1982 on a paleontology expedition.
What is Darwin Day? It is an annual celebration of scientific inquiry honoring the life and work of the great Charles Darwin (born February 12, 1809), and sponsored worldwide by community and educational groups. For its very respectable history, visit the International Darwin Day Foundation.
Click HERE for the full announcement, which includes links to the online payment page and to the 2016 Sacramento Darwin Day Flyer.