Presenting the 22nd fabulous year of the Darwin Day Birthday Gala, Sacramento's coolest, most singular, most go-to event of science and human reason, brought to you by area science advocates, civic groups, and nerds on too much coffee. Marking Charles Darwin's 211th birthday, this one will occur at the cavernous yet cozy John Smith Hall of the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael.
Darwin Day is a science-rush like no other, a celebration of scientific inquiry honoring of the life and work of the great Charles Darwin (b. 12 February 1809), sponsored worldwide by community and educational groups.
Arrive early, tour the display tables, visit the vendors, grab some science swag, then find a cozy seat. Relax and enjoy the opening entertainment. Then get ready for the feature: Calaveras County journalist and historian Sal Manna. Mr. Manna’s presentation will focus on the 1887 visit to California of one of the world’s most famous men of science, Englishman Alfred Russel Wallace. Around the same time as Darwin, you may know, Wallace developed the cornerstone of natural selection and the theory of evolution.
After the presentation, more entertainment will round the event, plus snacks, and of course yummy Darwin Birthday Cake (it is a birthday party, after all!).