History

The Darwin Day Roadshow started in 2011, run by Jory Weintraub while he was at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in North Carolina, funded by NSF.

Jory Weintraub

In 2016, with the end of NESCent, the Darwin Day Roadshow found a new home at the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action co-sponsored by the Society for the Study of Evolution. It is now administered by Travis Hagey and Alexa Warwick.

Travis Hagey

Alexa Warwick

In just the seven years we’ve been running the Darwin Day Roadshow, scientists and educators have already visited elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges/universities and museums/science centers in 24 states. We gave talks about our research, led students in hands-on activities that explore evolutionary principles, and answered questions about evolutionary science, what it takes to become a scientist, and what some of the rewards and challenges are.

The map, below, shows the 24 states we will have visited so far…

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2017 (3): Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana
2015 (2): Hawaii, Idaho,
2014 (6): Arizona, Alabama, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts/Rhode Island
2013 (6): North Carolina, Indiana/Kentucky, Vermont, Florida, California
2012 (6): West Virginia, Oregon/Washington, Louisiana, Arkansas/Missouri
2011 (4): Virginia, Iowa, Nebraska/Montana

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