Darwin Day in Knoxville, Tennessee is a volunteer-run event dedicated to informing the public about evolution and its importance as a unifying concept in all of biology. Our goal is to disseminate factual information, in the context of a non-confrontational and rational discussion based on empirical evidence without pre-conceived ideological agendas or uncritical faith in the opinions of scientists, politicians, or clerics. In a state with past and recent legislative efforts to introduce faith-based ideologies into the science classrooms of public schools, these efforts are particularly important.
|Sun Feb 5||2 pm – 4 pm||Birthday Party for Darwin||McClung Museum|
|Mon Feb 13||7 pm – 8 pm||Lecture by Stacey D. Smith||AMB Cox Auditorium|
|Sat Feb 25||9 pm – 2 pm||Teachers Workshop||Claxton Education Complex #105|
We sponsored the first Darwin Day event on February 12th of 1997, the 188th birthday of Charles Robert Darwin. Since this first Darwin Day, the annual celebration has grown to include an annual keynote speaker, a teacher’s workshop, and other events.