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DARWIN IS BACK AT THE MUSEUM!

Darwin Day (Feb 12th) is an international celebration of the famous biologist Charles Darwin, and it provides an excellent opportunity for the popularisation of evolutionary biology, and science as a whole.

After a successful weekend last year, Darwin is back at the museum this year. We are a group of young researchers from Swedish universities from both Stockholm and Uppsala, who present current topics on evolutionary research in the Natural History Museum (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet) in Stockholm.

The event will take place on the weekend before Darwin Day (9-10th February 2019). By combining a variety of research backgrounds with the experience of the museum staff, we are confident this activity will become a fun and educational experience for all attendees. We hope to convey both excitement of evolutionary research and the approachability of scientists.

Through various games and activities, we will introduce key aspects about modern scientists to museum attendees and facilitate one-on-one interactions. We are preparing interactive stations where children aged 7-13 and their families will learn general aspects of major topics in evolutionary biology research. The different stations will be combined under an overarching exploration trip simulating the famous HMS Beagle voyage.

This event is made possible by the enthusiastic work of ca. 60 young researchers, a great collaboration with the Natural History Museum in Stockholm, and a generous contribution from the Outreach Fund of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology.

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