All events are free of charge!

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Public Science Lecture (7pm - 8pm)

Location: Tyler Junior College, Center for Earth and Space Science Education, Planetarium

Speaker: Dr. Eugenie Scott, Founding Director of the National Center for Science Education

Title: “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in Light of Evolution” - True or False?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Simultaneous moderated videos at Tyler Junior College and University of Texas at Tyler (10am - 4pm)

Location: University of Texas at Tyler, University Center room 03140, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX  75799

Location: Tyler Junior College, Apache Room 4, Rogers Student Center, Tyler, TX  75701

Each video is followed by a moderated discussion with a biologist. Each video plus the discussion falls within the time slot indicated below. You do not need to watch all of the videos to follow along. You can jump in and catch any of the videos that fit your schedule.

10:10am - 11:05am: Howard Hughes BioInteractive: The Origin of the Species
11:15am - 12:10pm: Howard Hughes BioInteractive: The Biology of Skin Color
2:30pm - 3:25pm: Mass Extinction: Life on the Brink

Reception and book signing for Dr. Eugenie Scott, Darwin Day Tyler 2017’s public science lecturer (5pm - 6pm)

Her book, Evolution vs. Creationism: an Introduction (2nd Edition), will be available for sale.

Location: University of Texas at Tyler University Theater: 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX  75799

Public Science Lecture (6pm - 7pm)

Location: University of Texas at Tyler University Theater, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX  75799

Speaker: Dr. Eugenie Scott, Founding Director of the National Center for Science Education

Title: “What Would Darwin Say to Today’s Creationists?"

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Darwin Day activities at the Discovery Science Place* (10am - 4pm)

Location: Discovery Science Place: 308 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX  75702

Activites will include a booth with university student volunteers, videos about the diversity and evolution of life, and interactive displays

*Museum admission is required at the Discovery Science Place

K-12 STEM Teacher Workshop at Tyler Junior College (8:45am - 3pm)

Location: Tyler Junior College, Room 222, Genecov Science Building 1327 S Baxter Ave., Tyler, TX  75701

Events Details: TBA

Activites will include standards–aligned activities on evolutionary biology that can be deployed in the classroom and help with studetn success in biology. Registration required. Contact Dr. Betsy Ott ( for more information. Last-minute registrations will be accommodated as long as space is available.
Activities are appropriate for K – 12 STEM teachers on teaching evolutionary biology in the classroom. 
Workshop is offered free of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be provided
Workshops provide 5 hours of TEA continuing eduction credits to teachers. Workshops are also open to future teachers (education majors in college/university)