Darwin Day

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! 

215 years ago on this day Darwin was born, and over those centuries our understanding of science and connections to the world around us has only accelerated and deepened. From observing and naming diverse species, to helping to shape our knowledge around evolution and natural selection, his work has been foundational.

To celebrate his birthday, this event will bring together Royal BC Museum scientists and guests from other Natural History Museums in Canada to answer the question: What is the one species in your museum collection that is an adaptation all-star? What is it about this species that blows your mind?

We won’t have cake, but we will have some wild science that will keep us wondering about and questioning the world around us.

Presenters include:

  • Yukiko Stranger-Galey, Exhibits Manager at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Heidi Gartner, Invertebrates Collection Manager and Researcher at the Royal BC Museum
  • Paul Sokoloff, Senior Research Assistant in Botany at the Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Dr. Joel Gibson, Curator of Entomology at the Royal BC Museum

Register in advance for this event:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you are not able to access through Zoom, we will also be streaming on Facebook Live. Please visit the Royal BC Museum Facebook page. A recording will also be posted to the Royal BC Museum's YouTube channel in the days following the presentation. 

Get in Touch

Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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