NORWALK - The 5th annual Darwin Day Dinner will begin with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Continental Manor, 112 Main St., according to a release.
reet in Norwalk.
Cocktail hour begins at 6pm and a full course dinner will be served at 7pm. In
addition to a science quiz with prizes,
Dr. Daniel Colon-Ramos, assistant professor of cell biology at Yale School of Medicine, will give a talk on, “Darwin, evolution and 21st century biomedical sciences:
the importance of model organisms in research and discovery,” the release said. There also will be a science quiz, with prizes, the release said.
Tickets are $60 per person.
"Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held around
the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, February 12th, 1809. The public is
invited to join the party and revel in the discoveries and life of
the man who
first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific
rigor. Darwin Day expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific
knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to
the advancement of humanity," the release said.
Also in the release: Colón-Ramos is a primary researcher at Yale Medical School’s Program
in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. He uses the
nematode as a model for neural development and uses the latest microscopy
technologies to observe the development of neural networks in vivo with single
cell resolution. Dr. Colón-Ramos received a BA from Harvard College and a PhD
from Duke University Medical Center.
Darwin Day is
sponsored by: the Congregation for Judaism, The Wilton Monthly Meeting of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Unitarian Church in Westport, The
Maritime Aquarium, and the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department, the release said.
information or to RSVP visit www.DarwinDayCT.org or contact
the Southern Connecticut Darwin Day Committee: Craig Tomarkin at
firstname.lastname@example.org or John Levin at 646.371.9280 or email@example.com.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
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