Join Dr. Bemis, who is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Faculty Curator of the Ichthyology Collection at Cornell University, for a fascinating dive into the world of coelacanths. These amazing fish, closely related to land vertebrates, are perhaps one of the best-known examples of “living fossils.” Journey with fish-expert Dr. Bemis through the history and discovery of the coelacanth—learn how its evolutionary significance has helped us understand the origins of four-limbed vertebrates. In the tradition of Science Cabarets, all ages are welcome to attend this lively event and refreshments will be provided.
Experience the wild world of evolution through our annual celebration of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin. Co-sponsored with Cornell University, Darwin Days’ events taking place the week of February 9-16 include a screening of “Jurassic Park”, several talks on Darwin, evolution, and living fossils, a panel discussion, a Darwin trivia night, and the Museum of the Earth’s annual Darwin Family Day.
Celebrate Charles Darwin’s 210th birthday with us, during our 14th annual Ithaca Darwin Days!
Darwin Days events:
Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 pm
Film Screening: “Jurassic Park”
Cinemapolis, 120 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY – Tickets: $9 ($8 for members)
Monday, February 11th at 6:00 pm
“Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils or Dynamic Survivors?” Keynote Presentation by Dr. James Lamsdell
Kaufman Auditorium, G64 Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY – Free
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm
Panel Discussion: “Spores, Seeds, and Survival: Living Fossils and the World of Plants”
Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY - Free
Wednesday, February 13th at 7:30 pm
Darwin’s Cabaret with Dr. Willy Bemis
Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY – Free
Friday, February 15th at 7:00 pm
Darwin’s Trivia Challenge
The Rhine House, 632 West Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY
Saturday, February 16th at 10 am - 2 pm -
Darwin Family Day
Museum of the Earth, 1259 Trumansburg Road (Route 96), Ithaca, NY – included with admission to the Museum