College will host science exhibit, Darwin Day events

Peninsula College will host a bilingual traveling exhibit from the Pacific Science Center, Seattle's science and educational museum, on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The exhibit, Harvesting Science, will be open for viewing in the PUB (J_Building) on the main campus from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It explores how science is used in agriculture.

Hands_on exhibits will allow participants to explore the close connections between science and agriculture. The exhibit is in both Spanish and English. Regional representatives will be on hand to answer questions about local and organic agricultural methods.

The traveling exhibit kicks off Darwin Day, a global celebration of science held on or around Feb.12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth.

Other events that will take place include:

_ A lecture on Feb. 9 by Coke Smith, Port Angeles High School biology teacher.

Smith will provide a general overview of evolution and answer questions.

_ A lecture on Feb. 10 entitled "Intelligent Design on Trial-Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District," presented by local attorney Lane Wolfley.

_ A screening on Feb. 11 of the NOVA/WGBH Boston production of "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial"

_ A lecture and Q&A session on Feb. 12 by Peninsula College's Center of Excellence director Dr. Dwight Barry.

All of the lectures and the film start at 7 p.m. and take place in the Little Theater.

All events, including admission to the traveling exhibition, Harvesting Science, are free and open to the public.

Sponsors for these special events include the Peninsula College Foundation, The Center of Excellence and the People for Science Literary, a Clallam County group dedicated to increasing public involvement with science and technology.

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