Happy Darwin Day!

A worldwide celebration is underway to honor the life of biologist Charles Darwin, who would have turned 200 today. 

The celebration, like almost everything else in the world, has a Web site dedicated to it.  The official site names 660 events to celebrate Darwin Day in 44 countries.

And if you're searching for something to do, if you're afraid to spend another Darwin Day alone, Connecticut will honor the life of Darwin with a variety of events:

  • At Fairfield University, a film festival on Feb. 12 will celebrate Darwin's life.  After the film, there will be a roundtable discussion. 
  • In Rocky Hill, Dinosaur State Park plans a series of Darwin-related activities and events from Feb. 14-22. The Yale Center for British Art opens its exhibition "Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts."  The display runs through May 3 with lectures scheduled during its the exhibit.
  • Looking for somewhere to take that someone special this Valentine's weekend? Look no further than Norwalk. The city's  first Darwin Day dinner will be held on Feb. 13 at the Continental Manor.
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