Evolution Festival

Climate Change, the Environment and Evolution – Primary and Secondary teachers workshop

(15-16 June)

It’s the anniversary of Darwin’s birth and of his theory this year.

Explore what evolution means in a changing world. Find out how your students can save the environment. Understand the reality of climate change. Discover new curriculum resources from ASTA, the Academy of Science, Bug Blitz and more.

You’re invited to a two-day workshop for teachers held as part of the national Evolution Festival. It’s on 15 and 16 June at Bio21 at the University of Melbourne. [continue reading…]

Darwin – myths, voyages and notebooks: Evolution events in March and April

Darwin celebrations continue with thought-provoking talks and exhibitions across the country.

In this bulletin we highlight 15 evolution events taking place in March and April. Some of them are finishing soon, including the Darwin exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, so don’t delay if you want to see them.

Charles Darwin – voyages and ideas that shook the world opens today at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. [continue reading…]

Darwin’s birthday today

Celebrations recognise the impact of Darwin’s theory of evolution on society today

Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and birthday celebrations are taking place across Australia. [continue reading…]

Chris Darwin on Charles Darwin

Australia’s only direct descendant speaks out about living in Charles Darwin’s shadow

Blue Mountains resident Chris Darwin is a great great grandson of Charles Darwin.
He’s available to talk today (from early morning) about evolution, Darwin and life in his shadow. [continue reading…]