Who: Kentucky Secular Society, Host
What: Darwin Day Celebration
When: February 22, 2015, 1:00 – 3:30
Where: Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
Why: Celebration of the birthday and accomplishments of the father of modern biology.
The Kentucky Secular Society is pleased to announce a celebration of the life of Charles Darwin. The celebration will include the following activities:
- Cake decorating contest. This contest is open to any attendee, but is not required for attendance. Participants will bring a cake decorated in a theme honoring Darwin or the theory of evolution. Cakes will be judged by popular vote and committee. Winning cakes will get gift certificates to Amazon.com. Cakes will be eaten by all attendees after judging!
- Kitchen Chemistry and other children’s activities. A children’s science educator will demonstrate scientific concepts that can be performed in any kitchen. Kids love this teacher! There will also be other children’s activities.
- Exhibit: Evidence of Evolution for Non-Biology Majors. Stand up exhibit you can view at your own pace that provides very visual examples of evidence that supports the theory of evolution.
- Exhibit: Why Ark Encounter Lost $18 Million in Tax Incentives. This stand up exhibit you can view at your own pace provides documents, emails, and letters obtained from the Kentucky Open Records Act, filings with the Secretary of State, filings with the Tourism Cabinet, job postings, the Ark Encounter lawsuit and more!
- Presentation: Misuse of Biology in Film and Pop Culture. Dr. Michael Perlin of the University of Louisville Biology Department will play clips from television shows and movies demonstrating common misperceptions of biological concepts. This presentation is education and very humorous!
This event is free, open to the public. Citizens of all religious demographics are invited.
Multiple facebook and meetup groups have events established. An RSVP is not required, but is preferred to help with adequate preparation. Please RSVP at a facebook or meetup group, or at https://www.facebook.com/events/636805363091986/ or by calling 502-939-9275.