Franklin faculty and guest speakers continue the important work of bringing science to the public.
World-renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, author of How to Build a Dinosaur, will discuss how he and his colleagues are developing the technology to create a real dinosaur at a lecture that is part of the annual Darwin Days celebration at the University of Georgia.
Horner, who advised Steven Spielberg on Jurassic Park and is Regents Professor of Paleontology at Montana State University, will speak Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in room 102 of the Miller Learning Center. His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception in which copies of How to Build a Dinosaur will be available for signing.
Other Darwin Days events, also free and open to the public, include lectures on how to build a cell, how scientists find fossils and a look at human evolution from the perspective of body lice.
Darwin Days has become a tradition for many departments in Franklin, the Odum School of Ecology and the College of Agriculural and Environmental Sciences, marking the birth of Charles Darwin. A complete schedule of events at the link.