Darwin Day Event a Smashing Success

The 2015 Darwin Day event co-sponsored by CT Coalition of Reason member organizations, Humanists & Freethinkers of Fairfield County and the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County, was a smashing success this year…literally.  This year’s event held at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center in Norwalk and billed as “Simply the BEST science party this side of the Kuiper Belt,” smashed attendance records from all previous seven years that the event has been held. Over 200 people attended!

The event included a cocktail hour, a full course banquet dinner, a science quiz (with fabulous prizes), and a talk by Yale University’s Professor Richard O. Prum, Professor of Ornithology and Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History entitled: “Aesthetic Evolution by Mate Choice: Darwin’s Really Dangerous Idea.”

Other sponsors for the evening’s event included: The Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Unitarian Church in Westport, the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Earthplace, the Bartlett Arboretum, and the CT Audubon Society.