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10th Annual Darwin Day Dinner Explores Uniqueness of Humans

 The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is a proud sponsor of the Annual Darwin Day Dinner. We hope you will join us and support this event. 

DARWIN DAY is an international celebration of science and humanity held around Charles Darwin’s February 12 birthday, celebrating the discoveries and life of the man, and expressing gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

“What, if anything, makes humans unique?” is the subject of the presentation by Yale’s Mark Sheskin at the tenth annual Darwin Day Dinner, an event which includes cocktail hour, dinner, and science quiz (with prizes!), being held on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018.

Speakers at the event have a knack for becoming nationally known.  Past speakers include Richard O. Prum, identified by the New York  Times (Dec 10, 2017) as the author of one of “The 10 Best Books of 2017”, “The Evolution of Beauty”, and Professor Meir Kryger, the subject of a New Yorker feature article (10/23/17 issue) for his new book “The Mystery of Sleep”.

Information and registration are at  It is advised to register now, due to increasing price as the event gets closer, and capacity limit.  Due to the increasing attendance at the DDD event each year, this southern Connecticut wide event is now being held at The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. 


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