An annual party celebrating Charles Darwin's life and contribution to science is returning to southwestern Connecticut for its fifth year.
The Darwin Day Dinner will be held at the Continental Manor on Main Street in Norwalk on Feb. 9. beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are 60 dollars.
In addition to dinner, organizers say the celebration includes a cocktail hour, a science quiz, and a talk by Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at the Yale School of Medicine Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos. His talk is titled, “Darwin, evolution, and twenty-first century biomedical sciences: the importance of model organisms in research and discovery.”
The Darwin Day Dinner is held every year around the birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin, who is most famous for describing the process of biological evolution through natural selection. Darwin was born Feb. 12, 1809.
The dinner is sponsored by The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County, the Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Unitarian Church in Westport and the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department.
For more information, visit darwindayct.org.